Usuario:Are you leading your team or just fantasizing?
Everyone likes an optimistic boss, don’t they? Well, not really. Too much pep talk as a leader and you risk sounding like a life coach who doesn’t know fantasy from reality.
If your team members can’t talk to you honestly about what they think and feel because you’ve always got the I’m-a-motivator-and-positive-leader-hat on — the channel of communication between them and you has effectively broken down. The constant tussle created by neither being able to say no nor being able to agree with you may leave your team tongue tied and conviction less. And as you may imagine, a team without conviction is hardly the stuff that leads to great results.
So, how do you fix it? Reward people for pushing you back, listen up and get real, writes Jennifer V. Miller of People Equation blog.