You are having a great day. Everything is going well. Projects are done on time and within budget. Disruptive conflict is non-existent. A new idea has saved the company (and client) money and time. It’s solidified your reputation as an effective boss and your employees are happy.
Wouldn’t it be great to have more days like this one? You can when you have the right person in the right job.
1) Hire for Success:
Use objective and scientifically validated pre-hire assessment tools to assess accurately for job fit, including: thinking style, core behaviors and occupational motivation/interests. (http://SmartHiringMadeEasy.wordpress.com)
2) Coach for Results:
Many times managers lament that they can’t get things done on time because of their employee’s unwillingness to do it correctly. Or, they are too busy firefighting urgent customer needs. Focus on results, not busy work. Clarify your expectations and the results required. Teach your employees how to cost-justify possible solutions. Provide learning moments when they make mistakes. Use tools that provide insights to more effectively communicate and manage each employee.
3) Walk the talk:
Don’t expect employees to do things you wouldn’t do. For example, if you’re not willing to manage your own time to attend meetings on time and be prepared, it is counter-productive to expect others to do so. Clarify your expectations of others, and then be a great role-model.
(c)Jeannette Seibly, 2010