E stands for Execution, Excellence, Expansion, Expectations, Exceptions, and Engagement
Execution, and getting things done is key in today's business environment. Following the planning process we need to move into action and achieving results. What's supporting execution in your team right now? Where are you on the mark with execution. What needs re-calibration?
Excellence often comes from leaning into our strengths and on-going practice. What does excellence look like in terms of your team? Your results? Your actions? Where are you setting the mark? What needs more attention.
Creating shared expectations are key in high performance. What are your expectations of team members. What are their expectations of you? Are these crystal clear to everyone? Is this an opportunity to revisit them?
Exceptions - There is always an exception to the norm. New leaders often fall into the trap of treating every situation with the same approach, or painting everyone with the same brush. Having worked and led in industries where it was very important for people to understand the reason for policy, stories become a powerful way of sharing the story behind the policy, and helping leaders and team members see where things need to be done by the book, and where exceptions may exist. In your team and work, where is there room for exceptions? What will help you think through when you need to deviate from a standard approach or decision?
Engagement is an often over-utilized word in leadership today. It is an important area of focus and concern for leaders. Helping team members leverage their strengths, connect with whats' important about their work, as well as see the impact of their work are all strategies for boosting engagement. With Gallup continuing to report that Engagement levels are not changing significantly in many areas, despite focus for many years on this, engagement continues to be key topic for leadership. More coming on this soon. What does engagement mean at your organization? In your team? What is the current state?
Finally, e stands for expansion. Where is there room for expansion of what's really working within the team right now?
Have a great start to your week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Team Development | Leadership | Coaching