Principle and Practice #3: Awareness- Learn From The Past
this leadership practice we will explore the principal of awareness. With a
higher level of awareness in the workplace your team will be able to learn more
from their efforts on the job, regardless of their turnout. Promoting awareness
to your team is the key to efficiency and vital in the prevention of actions that
waste valuable time and resources.
easy way to build the awareness of your team is to encourage them to study and learn
from the past. It is important to note that in order to be completely effective
your employees must closely analyze company successes and failures. All too
often leaders spend a majority of their time dwelling on the improvement of poor
performance areas, instead of leveraging those activities that are producing positive
trap a leader can sometimes fall into, especially in this current environment of
fewer employees and twice the pressure to create profit, is focusing too much
on production without dedicating enough time to analyzing and developing
strategy. Ultimately, pausing and learning from the past will increase overall
company sustainability and profit, while at the same strengthening the ability of
your team to work together more productively.
are activities that will help you begin this practice immediately:
Identify the three most important challenges you faced as a business in 2009
and what you learned from those experiences.
Identify the three most important successes you had as a business in 2010 and
what you learned from those experiences.
Make a list of five things you did well as a leader in 2009.
Make a list of five things you can do even better in 2010.
Share the highlights from you leader activity with your team and ask your team
Make a list of five things you did well as a team in 2009.
Make a list of five things you can do even better as a team in 2010.
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