Monday, 13 November 2017 03:10

I’m so corporate horny right now!

So I’m sitting at the NAB Village, in Melbourne, working opposite my pal, Stephen.  He’s working away and says to me; “OMG I’m so horny right now!”.  I’m like… Okay...?  He’s found some short cut on his website to make things super easy and save himself 3 hours per week.

I respond with; “Yeah, that’s corporate horny for sure!”.  As it turns out he didn’t say he was horny.  He said he’s “so happy right now”.  Obviously my 45 year old ears are giving out on me.  But then again, this idea is brilliant!

What gives you your ‘corporate horny’?

What floats your boat?   Flings your ding? Rocks your world… at work?  If you find this hard to answer then perhaps it’s time to have a ‘career conversation’.  A conversation that gives you time to reflect on where you are at, where you want to be and what steps you can take to get there.

Did you know that one of the main areas that leaders are letting their people down in, is having conversations about their long term goals and future plans?  In Right Management’s white paper; ‘Talk the Talk: How Ongoing Career Conversations Drive Business Success’ tells us that if career conversations were more regular then;

  • 82% of people would be more engaged with the work they do
  • 78% would be more likely to share their ideas
  • 75% would be more likely to stay with their current employer

Those are pretty compelling reasons for having career conversations don’t you think?

But here’s the good news if you manage people.  You are not expected to know the answers or provide the solutions to your team members.  Nor do you need to have the perfect career yourself.  You are however, required to make the time and space to help THEM work through their career decisions.  It’s creating the reflection time that often makes the biggest difference.

Yet so many leaders just don’t know what and how to ask.  It’s much easier than you think. 

Your focus should be on 3 key areas;

  1. Their current state
  • Where is their capability and motivation right now? 
  • What’s important and what’s not?
  1. Their future state
  • Where do they want to be in the short and long term? 
  • What does success look like, for them?
  1. Way forward
  • What do they need to do now and in the future to get there?

Our new on-line program; ‘Kick Ass Catch Ups’ shows you the super pragmatic way to make the most of your catch ups and gives you the questions that will help your team members be successful, now and in the future.

Then they will be pretty chuffed with you as their leader, for making the time to guide and support them. You will become the leader that people want to work for.

Last modified on Monday, 13 November 2017 04:12

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