If you are the leader, it is incumbent on you to get your message across. You need to own it if it falls on deaf ears. This isn’t very hard. It requires you to slow down just a bit and to think through:
This is not always easy, but you can create a culture of candor and accountability. You do it through practice and habit. When you understand the psychology, structure, and cadence of communication, you can leverage this to drive performance.
Google “burnout” and you will find 85.6 million opinions on it. Most of which will say something like: Take a break Try Yoga Drink less caffeine Exercise Eat right As if it is the individuals issue and problem. A deeper look at burnout in organizations points to organizational structure…
The very thing that gets high performers promoted into leadership can be the limiter in their behavior as a leader. The drive to achieve, to be a pace setter, is what gets producers noticed and considered for promotion. But a constant drive for achievement without the human connection can damage team performance.
There are things you can do right now that will motivate, inspire, and engage your team. Here are five ideas.