You might be setting up your employees for failure through:
- poorly communicated expectations (don't expect employees to read your mind or translate the thoughts relayed in your few hurried words)
- lack of feedback (don't expect employees to make improvements if you haven't shown them what is wrong as well as why and how it must be different)
- too much red tape (keep compliance and admin activities to a minimum to create more time and energy for doing a good job)
- lack of planning and/or prioritising (don't expect high quality work and employee wellbeing if you're in the habit of consistently piling on last-minute ideas/demands without understanding the ripple effect it may have on the quality or timing of other projects)
Great leaders know how to change their own communication style to increase understanding and motivation.
Great leaders know that there is a time to pressure and a time to let be.
Great leaders know when to discipline and when to coach.
Great leaders know how their decisions will affect a team/project/organisation and they take responsibility for managing the impact of those decisions.
What can you change about your actions as a leader that will set your employees up to win?