Few weeks ago, I wrote you about the three things, business executives do well to attract, nurture and retain best talents. I also share some tips about it is important to make talent acquisition a key strategic objective in your organisation. I hope you found them useful?
Today, I’ll be sharing another important aspect of developing a high performance team, which business owners and executives do not often take seriously.
As I said in my earlier post, the success of every business is tied directly to the quality of people such business attract and to work for them. This means that it is not sufficient to only attract good talents, successful business leaders take steps further to nurture and retain them.
In this post, I have listed summarised version of the 3 essential leadership development habits that are super useful for leading and managing a high performance team.
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1. Nurture Vision and Core Values
Your vision and core values are essential for helping your team understand where you are headed. To not inform them means keeping them in the dark, which might mean for them to start looking out.
2. Adopt Knowledge-Worker perspective
A high-performingteam is a knowledge worker. Knowledge workers do things their own way and needs special leadership skill to manage. To manage them can be quite challenging for control-freak leaders, who are used to telling people what to do.
3. Demonstrate credibility
In Kouzes & Posner research that took 25 years and involving hundreds of thousand people in six continents, respondents voted to follow a leader who is credible. Credibility in order words means honesty and transparency. It therefore means that high performance people are looking for a leader who will tell them the truth and be able to do what they say they would.
In conclusion, it is important for business owners and corporate executives to recognize that in the present information age, high performance talents have so much information at their disposal that helps them become more effective. That said, they also have lots of choices part of which includes ability to choose where to go and be relevant.
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“Nkem Paul is founder and President of Cognition Global Concepts Cambridge, an international firm that helps entrepreneurs and business organisations develop high performance leadership capabilities that grow businesses 10x.”