Are You a FaultFinder?

5 ways to transform your leadership

  • Do you normally find fault with what other people do?
  • Do you believe your way is the only right way?
  • Do you fail to praise and rebuke openly?
  • Do you lose more employees than you are able to attract?
  • Do you have a difficult time leading high functioning teams?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a faultfinder; and, be seen as an ineffective leader others do not want to follow. Your attitude and behavior can make it difficult for others to work with you and nearly impossible to learn from you.

It’s 2015 and time to transform into being an inspiring leader.

Look for opportunities to praise. When we acknowledge others for a job well done, even if it’s a small step or contribution, we will attract more of the same.

Be open to hearing others’ ideas. Your success, and your team’s success, is dependent upon generating innovative ideas and executing them. Remember, not all ideas will provide a profitable return on investment. It’s important to consider ideas that may initially seem off-the-wall, or even inappropriate; and acknowledge those contributions in a positive manner. Your openness will encourage everyone to stretch their thinking and improve their skills. It allows everyone to feel safe expressing themselves.

Learn from mistakes. You and your employees will inevitably make mistakes when learning a new task, taking on a new project, or working with new clients. Keep in mind, every mistake can be turned into a learning opportunity.

Make 2-2-2 your paradigm. Acknowledge two positive things they have done well. Then, share very specific areas for improvement, but, no more than two. Then, wrap-up with two more positives they have done well. This makes feedback easier to give and receive!

Hire a coach. It’s important for your own career and business development that you learn how-to effectively work with and through people to get the job done. Faultfinding is not an effective management style, transforming it produces win/win results on a regular basis.

Jeannette Seibly has been an international business and executive coach for over 20 years. She has guided the creation of three millionaires. Are you the next one?

©Jeannette Seibly, 2010-2015

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