The first days—and months—on the job are critical for a new employee. It’s very important for you to help your new hire settle in comfortably, and feel that he or she has made the right decision to join your team. The extra time spent up front to ensure a great induction is time well invested. You will likely find that your new employee becomes productive more quickly. Importantly, a great induction can have a positive impact on future performance and retention.
Author: Signe Schack Noesgaard
As leader, you constantly have to make decisions. But decision-making is not only a critical leadership skill, because of it’s frequency; the quality and timeliness of your decisions have profound impact on the work performance and well-being of others - whether it’s tough prioritization when everything seems important or employees requesting additional resources when they are scarce.
Few managers are actually leaders. The difference between the two? A manager is someone who has people reporting to her. A leader is someone who people will follow, even if they don’t report to her. What separates the leader from the manager is the respect and trust of her people.
When team members trust you, they feel secure in sharing their opinions without the fear of judgment or retribution. They know if you push them, you do so with their best interests in mind. And what’s the result? It’s a highly motivated and productive team.