Research tells us that we can only do one thing at a time. Ha! Who has time for that? We need multi-value leadership activities.
We have opportunities every day to leverage each leadership activity.
Understanding the multi-value benefits provided by an activity helps you better perform the activity properly.
Last week in Don’t Be Left Holding The Bag we discussed delegation. When you delegate well you:
- Spread the work to the best resources
- Create an opportunity to teach
- Coach in real-life situations
- Be able to evaluate resources
- Compile information for succession planning
If you think it’s just spreading the work around to keep people busy, you’re doing it wrong.
In Championship Hiring we discuss a hiring approach that:
- Builds trust
- Creates a sense of team ownership
- Naturally creates mentorship
- Builds culture
- Helps you evaluate resources
If you are the only person from your team interviewing candidates, you’re doing it wrong.
In One Question to Revolutionize Your One-On-One Meetings the tip provided:
- Creates a positive tone for your one-on-one meetings
- Puts a focus on innovation
- The team member leads the meeting
- The mundane is elevated to a higher purpose
- Engagement increases
- The meeting is more interesting for the leader
If you are going through the motions in your one-on-one meetings, you’re doing it wrong.
The key lesson here is to:
- Look for the leverage points to multi-value in each leadership activity.
- Optimize the activity to take advantage of as many value points as possible.
- Understand the connections between activities.