Episode 714 – Why the Way You Manage Matters
Why Employees Need to be Heard
Create a Safety Net for Your Employees
Let the Employee Be the CEO of Their Position
Jered shares his experience on how Mike positions his job so that he is the manager of himself. Mike sets up realistic goals with him and allows Jered to be creative in reaching those goals. If Jered falls short, Mike doesn’t come to him angry but instead comes to him as a support system to help him achieve the goals. One quote that Mike uses with his employees is, “ How can I support you better?”
This leadership quality allows for Mike’s employees to feel like they are accomplishing goals together, instead of being told what to do.
Good Employees Don’t Come Overnight
Jackson makes a point to stress that learning this leadership style, or even getting your employees ready for this type of leadership takes time. He recommends taking baby steps instead of jumping in with both feet. This helps train yourself to be a better leader and helps train employees to start thinking less like an employee, and more like a CEO of their responsibilities.