What are they up to?

It’s Saturday night at 10:30.  It’s a holiday weekend.  You are relaxing and enjoying the time off.  Maybe watching some football.  What are your employees doing?  Did you provide a plan for the weekend?  Did you provide the tools needed to accomplish the goals you established?  Did you mentor, and train, your employees to be successful?  These are the keys of a triumphant leader.

Leading means that, each and every day, you support your staff by giving them the guidelines, tools, and knowledge to accomplish your goals.  Further, if you show them how your success will benefit them, your goals will become theirs.  This is the path to success.

As a leader, you are an enabler.  You are the catalyst to drive ideas and make them reality.  You are the one that people turn to for guidance.  Don’t leave your staff stuck in the mud while you pull away with the only ropes that can help them out.

If, you did not prepare them before you left, fix it.  On Tuesday, walk-in and tell them you messed up.  Let them know how you plan to resolve it.  Further, show them your plan that show how you prevent it from happening again.  Remember, this whole thing is about communication.  It’s about letting your staff know you support them and are working for them.

Now, go enjoy your weekend.  Show up ready to work on Tuesday!

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