Great leaders go above and beyond. They supportively push you, help you identify blind spots, and empower growth. And with their being a mixed bag of personalities in any given team, taking a personal approach to leadership is necessary.
But unfortunately, not all managers do this. If we can guess why, it’s because they don’t have the resources available to sit down and look at each individual (rather than the team as a whole).
With Tick’s personality profiling tools, you don’t need to dedicate hours to ‘get to know’ each team member.Of course, we encourage it, but personality insights are the backbone to being a great manager.
Sometimes, being a good leader is also about knowing what not to do.
Let’s run through five things you should avoid.
Failing to provide feedback is one of the biggest mistakes that leaders make. Make sure your team know exactlyhow they’re performing. Drawing on your personality insights here can help you uncover if it’s really a performance issue – someone might simply be in the wrong position.
Does your team know what they’re working towards? Make sure your people have clear goals, so they can be productive. Remember, we’re all motivated by different factors. Tick’s personality tools will guide you on how to ‘speak’ to each team member – through data or in an empathetic, ‘buddy’ manner.
When there’s a role to fill, it’s understandable that you want to fill it as fast as possible. But rushing this process can be a big mistake down the track. You might fit the wrong personality type in the role.
Keep your team busy by assigning key roles for each person. A lot of leaders think that they can do it all or do it better. This is a mistake. Empower your team by properly attributing tasks, based on personality strengths.
Just as your team needs to know what their roles are, you do too. Your responsibility as a leader is great. It’s different from the role you had before. Your role is to lead and manage. So, what’s YOUR personality type?
Use our simple, yet scientifically backed personality insight reports to use in your team management. It’s fun to do, easy to remember, and designed to help your people thrive – in the right tasks and roles that compliment their personalities.
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