Do you want to improve your leadership skills and communication?
Is your team disengaged?
Do employees push back?
Are you rescuing employees instead of having them take care of their own conflict at work?
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them –
This article covers frustrations that my clients experience at work. I interview clients before each coaching program or workshop and specific patterns are apparent.
What are Some Leadership Frustrations?
Top level leaders are exhausted because they are taking over the responsibility from their directors or managers who are not having tough conversations with their team.
The same communication issues occur and nothing seems to get resolved.
Why Does This Happen?
As you know many managers/directors are not trained sufficiently on how to deal with tough conversations. The untrained managers know their job responsibilities. Employee push-back, gossip or any conflict are all issues that they want their boss to resolve.
How Can Top Managers Improve their Leadership Skills?
Top level leaders must have that tough conversation even if their senior staff pushes back and says, “I’m too busy to have productive conversations with employees.” Everyone is busy. It’s the responsibility of upper management to empower the entire team so they feel safe and to solve their own “drama” with bullies, narcissists, or low productive employees. At times leaders need to help managers or team members if a resolution is not found.
Specifically, What Can You DO to Change?
Stop rescuing your team by taking over their job responsibilities especially if your communication skills are excellent. This is your time to train managers and directors to do this on their own. You may think that I’m sounding like MRS. Tough Gal. I’m not. I hear complaints daily about employee morale and some leaders are in a rut and continue this same pattern.
Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?
Everyone’s – not just top leaders, the entire team. It will take you longer to resolve this conflict in the workplace if there’s no trust or lack of training programs. But it’s solvable. Recognize that there is a conflict with communication in your organization and do something immediately.
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PS. Read my article on How to Set Boundaries at Work