Let's talk about successful organisations.

April 10th, 2024

These organisations have a knack for having managers who empower their teams and fewer managers who hold their teams back.

In one of my earlier newsletters, I talked about some standout managers from my past. These were the ones who really empowered us, supported us, and helped us shine.

And you know what? When you feel empowered and trusted, you perform at your best.

On the flip side, there were those other managers who just didn't quite hit the mark. They didn't empower us, and as a result, our team struggled to get things done.

So, if you're in a managerial role, here's what it takes to make your team feel like they can conquer anything.

  1. Firstly, give them the support and clarity they need to succeed.

  2. Secondly, believe in their abilities.

The question is: how can organisations get more of their managers to inspire purpose, urgency, and accountability in their teams?

Empowered teams are the ones that go the extra mile. Leading one of these teams means you can trust that the work will be done well without micromanaging every detail, freeing you up to focus on higher-value tasks relevant to your role.

When measuring team effectiveness and empowerment, some companies are great, some are just okay, and others have toxic cultures that stifle productivity.

Then, there are the exceptional ones. The companies where teams are firing on all cylinders, managers understand their people, and there's a positive energy throughout the organisation.

Why not dream a little?

Imagine a place where teams aren't just empowered, they are also co-creative.

That's the ultimate goal, where everyone works together seamlessly toward a common purpose.

So, where does your organisation fall on this spectrum of exceptional to toxic?

And as a manager, where do you see yourself? Are you empowering your team to succeed or holding them back?

I believe exceptional leaders deserve unrivalled business success, which could be you.

Why not test yourself and see how you rate on the exceptional team’s scorecard quiz.

Simply answer nine questions to rate how you stack up as a leader.

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