Help Your Team Reach New Heights
Participants in this program inevitably experience uncertainty. But that's to be expected when you're climbing the world's highest freestanding mountain, right? During the trek, we discover tactics to help leaders identify and eliminate doubt and fear in the workplace. Below are a few "freebie" tools you can implement (without having to climb Kilimanjaro):
— by Professor D. Scott DeRue and David Morton, mountaineer; adapted from "Leading Teams When Lives Are at Stake," originally published by the Harvard Business Review blog network.
Minimize Status Differences: One executive shared his approach of intentionally not attending brainstorming meetings to prevent his direct reports from feeling intimidated and holding back ideas.
Share Mistakes:Sharing stories of personal mistakes isn't a sign of weakness. Rather, it makes it clear that nobody is perfect, and creates a norm of sharing with the team.
Be Inclusive and Forgiving:
When mistakes occur, demonstrate forgiveness. Focus on learning, not reprimanding. Mistakes will occur — just make sure not to make the same one twice.
Bio: Scott DeRue
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