The Needs of Your Performers
Melissa Raffoni is President of Raffoni CEO Consulting. In a blog at hbr.com she highlights the 8 things employees want from their leaders (ringmaster in Juggling Elephants terms). They are:
- Tell me my role, tell me what to do, and give me the rules.
- Discipline my coworker who is out of line.
- Get me excited.
- Don't forget to praise me.
- Don't scare me.
- Impress me.
- Give me some autonomy.
- Set me up to win.
What a powerful list! If all of us who have people who report to us reviewed these 8 items before starting our day of managing others-what a difference it would make. Would you add anything else to this list?