This is a question I have received during almost every conversation since I published my new book, “Executive Briefing: P.E.O.P.L.E. Goals,” in January. My goal is to provide people leaders with insights about what it means to value employees. I emphasize behaviors for us to be mindful of and resolve to start, stop, or continue; where appropriate.
In my book, I express the importance of leaders shifting to an employee advocate mindset to help you engage employees beyond the corner office. It will take some effort, but it is worth it. Your leadership is required work to connect with your team and set an example for others.
Every leader has a unique style and may be at a different stage in their career and level of responsibility. No matter where you are right now, you must actively invest in ways to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative during your journey. In doing this, we do not lose ourselves. However, we make progress toward presenting our best selves.
I genuinely hope readers use the principles offered in this book to expand their leadership effectiveness.
At the center of all I have shared is that your employees need to know you care about them. As a leader, own how your people experience their time in your company. Commit to doing the work that allows you to Prioritize, Engage, Originate, Persevere, Lead, and Execute at your best level.