Wednesday, November 5, 2008

5 Tips on What Employees Want from You as a Leader

Today, our country moves forward with the process of transitioning to a new leader. As a nation, we will be asking a great deal of our new leader to be. Think about your employees and what they want from you. Here are five tips to consider.

5 Tips on What Employees Want from You as a Leader

1. Employees want to trust you and you to trust them. Begin by being trustworthy and extending trust.

2. Employees want good two-way communication. Begin by being a good listener.

3. Employees want to be challenged. Set forth your vision and goals clearly and then let your workers exercise their creativity and authority in meeting your goals.

4. Employees want accountability. Not only should you hold them accountable for their own performance but you should measure your own performance as well.

5. Employees want recognition. Offer praise and express appreciation at every opportunity.

(Source:SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business." )

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