Sharing is an option: whether you do it is up to you. Employees are hungry for interactions with their supervisors and leaders, and more often than not those color their impressions of the organization. Walking the floor and acknowledging employees are good ways to share your time: they give you a sense of what’s going on and give employees the opportunity to interact informally with you. Lunches and other more formal get togethers give you and them chances to share ideas and information: they bring people closer together. Sharing your knowledge and experiences can be done through coaching and mentoring: that’s when you have opportunities to give back to others and help them prepare for the future. All of these things define who we are as leaders and help create the culture in our organizations. Done right they strengthen bonds and relationships; electing not to do them limits your effectiveness as a leader and the organization’s overall performance. Only you can make this choice: that’s a lot of responsibility that you should take seriously. Choose to share your knowledge, experiences, wisdom, and time today.
Costas Voyatzis (born 1980): Creative Director and Founder of Yatzer.Com