Leading & Inspring

Want to find ways to lead and inspire your team? Below we’ve written key things which will help achieve this! 

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There are  also lists for empowering your team and living by company values.

After a long day managing everyone else, you’ve hardly got time to manage a glass of wine, let alone sort out your personal development plan. Make it easier with a checklist of where you are, where you want to be and the skills you need to get there. And relax…

The methods for motivating your team is likely to be different from other companies. Why? Because your people are special. Understanding what best works for you team should drive your methods of motivation.

Have a read of collab with CIPD to understand how to can best motivate your people.

Great leaders make you feel… well, great! But what does great leadership look like? Hold a 30-minute workshop with your People Managers. Split them up and get them to write examples of great and not so great leaders on Post-Its. By thinking about the leaders they’ve known, they can define great leadership.

Sometimes a friendly chat is better than an official performance meeting. Get your experienced managers to give less formal support to your newer managers.

You’re busy! You’re growing! You don’t have time for exhaustive business plans. Make sure you’re going in the right direction with this ‘Entrepreneurial Strategy Compass’ from Harvard Business Review.

Wouldn’t it be great to take all the best bits of every good manager you’ve ever had and put them together as a super-manager? Get your team together to talk about just that. Then create a list of those manager superpowers and share them. Try these tips to get you started.

Do you know the three pillars of great leadership? Expectation. Inspiration. Honesty. Forget ‘quick fix’ management solutions – get back to basics and learn the three secrets of leadership right here.

Finding it hard to visualise where you are or where you’re going? Make life easier for you and your team by illustrating your vision. Try something like this from Buffer.

Want a business plan that’s grounded in reality? Then create your business plan with your team. You’ll get a reality check and motivate your people, as they own the plan too. Get great ideas for team planning here.

Finding it hard to visualise where you are or where you’re going? Make life easier for you and your team by illustrating your vision. Try something like this from Buffer.

Want a business plan that’s grounded in reality? Then create your business plan with your team. You’ll get a reality check and motivate your people, as they own the plan too. Get great ideas for team planning here.

Hiring new people can feel like the X Factor. You can see someone’s skills, experience and qualifications, but you want that something extra – the qualities that show you’ll be able to work with them. Trouble is, they’re hard to measure. Try these top tips to bring values into your thinking when you hire.

You know that a mentor programme can work wonders for your people. But how do you set one up? Who should set it up or take part? How often should they meet? These extensive tips show you the perks and pitfalls of mentoring and how to do it right.

Give your new people a perfect start by setting up a buddy system. Experienced buddies can calm a newby’s nerves, help them settle in and share essential knowledge. Find out everything you need to know about buddies right here.

When you want your managers to back a project, get your team to demonstrate it to them. Even if the project’s still rough and ready, you can explain its advantages and show managers why they should support it. Atlassian can walk you through it here.

Voicing your hopes, fears, triumphs and disasters to your cat is all well and good. But having a mentor is better. And everyone needs one. Check out these great ways to find the mentor that’s right for you.

Make your vision easy to understand with a workshop. Show your team how it works, how they fit and what they need to do. Shape your workshop with Google’s re:Work.

Do you give good feedback? Do your managers? Do your people ever ask for it? Regular, useful feedback oils the wheels of your business. Master the art with this video from Harvard Business Review.