People are the core of the business and every leader’s priority. Without good people, you have no company and no success.
Nurturing your team and employees’ growth, learning, and their personal success along the way to achieving your vision is crucial. A leader must be an effective coach and they must be confident enough in their team to delegate work and responsibility to them! Empathy and actually caring about people seem like an obvious prerequisite but this is not always evident when looking at managers or leaders who are under stress and reacting rather than proactive. How you treat people and how you communicate with them can be your biggest strength or your biggest barrier
The facet is measured in the following areas:
Communication skills - do you believe in open, constructive, and honest communication?
Humility and modesty - do you have the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of your abilities?
Empathy and care - do you experience and attune yourself to the feelings of others?
Nurturing growth - do you love to help others and see them succeed?
Coaching and delegation - do you trust others to achieve the tasks you set out for them?
Friendliness - are you friendly and affable?
You are a natural people person. You like people, you care about them and you want them to success so are willing to manage them in an empathetic manner. You trust that you can delegate to them enabling grow and progress.
You can manage people well sometimes, maybe only those that you like or respect. You are not always confident you can rely on them or may not have ideas on how to motivate different personalities.
You lack empathy and therefore have a feeling that others must take responsibility for themselves and their own development. There will be people on your team you do not like and therefore do not manage well.
“80% is better than perfect” is a good maxim when delegating tasks to your team. It won’t be done the way that you would have done it and it may not be perfect but allow them to take responsibility and to try things their way, providing guidance and this also allows them to grow and learn and achieve that extra 20% the next time.