Ask anyone about the best boss they’ve ever had along with the worst and you are such to stir up numerous memories. For the most part, we have all had bosses that encouraged, inspired and motivated… along with another possessing the opposite characteristics that resulted in more of a ego-crushing, dread-going-to-work type feelings.
Leaders do not just control their business during the good times; they are expected to know how to spring into action during times of difficulty as well. Without consideration for the personalities one leads, those in charge can quickly cause loyal staff members to begin searching for an exit strategy.
In times of stable, agreeableness, leaders find themselves contemplating how to maintain such high engagement levels. There are a few ways to approach those more mild mannered times, and the correct plan of action may vary significantly between organization and employee groupings. Overall, the three options you have as a leader are as follows…
Again, keep in mind; organizations all possess their own unique culture and personality. What works in one practice, may not necessarily allow for success in another. As a leader, one must know the ins and outs of their staff and the personalities that comprise them. Having a plan, no matter how much action it entails, is the key to maintaining control over staff members and keeping engagement and satisfaction at the necessary levels.
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