Whether you lead people or mentor them, making the most of the time with your people is a no brainer. Becoming a manager or mentor of people is great for the responsibility, the kudos and a little extra in the pay packet goes down well too. But it’s not all roses and rainbows. Leading people is harder than it looks. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We all want to know how to make it easier for us to inspire and motivate people to grow. For many the real issue is they just don’t know how to get the best from their people. Or we make it more complicated than it needs to be. You are not alone.
As mentors or people leaders, we may enter into the role because we want to help others grow. Our intent is awesome. But after a few catch ups we feel that the value starts to drop. We’ve imparted everything we think is valuable and now we just catch up or offer our advice whenever they come to us with something.
In Ken Blanchard’s Perspectives; ‘Are Employees’ Needs Being Met by One on Ones?’, he tells us that 89% of people wanting to meet with their Manager more often. Their expectations are that these catch ups will add value to their performance and career. Yet too many think that ‘task is key’ and the 1 on 1’s become a checklist conversation. Or they fall into the trap of blaming time as the reason why they don’t catch up enough.
When it comes to mentoring, we see the value of spending time with someone who has more experience and/or those people we want to be like in character. In fact, Huffington Post tells us that nearly 80% of millennials are acknowledging workplace mentoring as one of the top reasons why they are successful. Now that’s pretty compelling.
If you want to learn how to make the most of your time with people you lead or mentor – (whether that it’s for 30 minutes or even 3) join Georgia on her free webinar; ‘Kick Ass Catch Ups’.
12:30pm on Wednesday 5th of December