To be a strong leader you need to truly understand who your employees are and how they’re feeling day-to-day. The best way to gain this understanding is by routinely talking with them 1-on-1 and asking engaging questions. Lead Honestly helps you get these discussions started by providing five curated questions every week.
More recently, I’ve been trying to improve my design skills and any work where I get to exercise these skills really keeps me engaged. It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy my other work, however, these new challenges are stretching my capabilities and I’m really excited by what I’m learning.
As you know, I’m not one to complain. That said, if I must say, I’ve been a bit frustrated with how the sales team continues to blame product for slow sales. It’s understandable that the product will help drive sales, but we’re a team, and sales needs to own their part in helping improve our sales.
I’ve been having a hard time concentrating recently, and I’m not too sure why. Would it be possible to move my desk away from the main hallway, or perhaps could I try working different hours a couple days a week? With my growing project list, I need all the attention I can spare.
To build trust with your employees you need to continually meet and talk with them. Their happiness and productivity will change over time, and with a strong relationship you’ll be in a better position to support them. Lead Honestly helps you build connections by giving you the tools to schedule, track, and optimize your 1-on-1 meeting workflow.
While juggling competing projects and priorities, improving as a leader can often take a back seat. However, the improvements you make as a leader can have a far greater impact on your team than any one project. Lead Honestly helps you become a better leader by providing questions, advice, and the tools needed to build stronger teams through 1-on-1 meetings.
Keeping my team engaged is the most important job I have as a manager, and Lead Honestly has provided the questions to allow me to do so tenfold.Will LittleManaging Director, Prota Ventures
Creating and maintaining a good feedback loop with your team is critical for a leader. Lead Honestly helps ensure you are having meaningful conversations across a variety of topics in each 1-on-1. (You are having regular 1-on-1s, right?)Derek GroothuisTechnology Executive & Manager