The Needs of Your Performers

Melissa Raffoni is President of Raffoni CEO Consulting. In a blog at 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?