What type of leader are you? Good? Bad? Depends on the day? Not sure? Honestly answer the following questions and you’ll have a clearer picture of where you stand on the leadership ladder.
Do you set clear, challenging goals and specific expectations for your team?
Do you explain the “why” behind the “what?” In other words, you don’t just tell employees what to do but you clarify why their responsibilities are important to the overall success of the practice.
Do you monitor the team’s progress in achieving goals through regular staff meetings, system checks, and performance reviews?
Do you celebrate and reward success?
Do you set your employees up to succeed? If so, you invest in training for employees to maximize their potential.
Do you establish clear standards? If so, there is a code of conduct in the office, specific office policies, and business standards that everyone must follow.
Do you communicate clearly and specifically?
Are you are decisive? If so, you make the decisions that have to be made, even when they are difficult.
Is listening a part of your management strategy? If so, you seek input from the team.
Are you honest with your team and do you provide ongoing constructive feedback? Be generous with your positive feedback and constructive with your negative feedback. Positive feedback should be provided in public if possible, and negative feedback should be delivered in private.