I do a lot of work with CEOs around their teams.
They come to me when they’ve tried hiring multiple times and can’t seem to find the right person.
When the people on their team keep ‘bugging’ them (asking questions, waiting to be told what to do next)
When folks keep making mistakes that they have to turn around and fix.
As a default, it’s easy to think it’s about the person they’ve hired.
“Try as I might Tina, I just can’t seem to find good people. Where are all the good people?”
My response is the part they sometimes don’t like to hear.
“Let’s take a look at your leadership first.”
In my experience, when someone is struggling with the same problems in their team over and over again there is something missing in their leadership.
- It might be something in the hiring process that leads to making a poor hire.
- It might be the way they are delegating and setting expectations.
- It might be a gap in communication and how the team is being managed day to day.
- It might be how they are handling mistakes when they happen.
This can be a hard pill to swallow because it means admitting that we don’t know how to lead very well (yet.)
But the good news is this – when the problem is in our leadership, WE have the power to fix it!
One of my favorite leadership principles is this:
A leader looks in the mirror first – at their leadership – before blaming the person they’ve hired.
But it’s not always clear where the gap in our leadership is, and this is exactly why I’ve created a new assessment to help folks struggling with their teams. They feel like they are constantly caught up in team issues and unsure how to fix it. Your assessment includes a 90-minute diagnostic session with me to identify where the problems are and lay out 2 or 3 ACTIONABLE steps for you to take with your team and in your leadership.
If this is of interest to you click here for more information.