Invest leadership capital wisely to get the best results out of your team without burning yourself out in the process. Knowing where you spend your time and energy is the first step toward leading more effectively.
- Your time and energy are limited resources. You can squeeze some more out in certain areas and take from other elements of your life, but that's not a sustainable approach. If you squeeze too hard bad things can happen. I'm speaking from experience. I've had two heart attacks over the years because I was working too hard. Your leadership capital is the amount of time and energy you have to invest in leading, managing, and developing your people. It's a finite resource.
You have to invest it wisely to get the best results out of your team without burning yourself out in the process. Knowing where you spend your time and energy is the first step toward leading more effectively. When's the last time you assessed where you're spending your time and energy? Are you getting the results you want from those investments and your team? There are four major activities that are going to consume your leadership capital. Those activities are directing the work, doing the work, delivering the work, and developing your people.
To assess where you're investing your leadership capital watch my course on leading effectively, or use the exercise file with this course. You can also take the assessment online to get your results immediately.
- Recognize the Leadership Matrix and four ways to assess a team member's results.
- Classify performance patterns into the four quadrants of the leadership matrix.
- Select appropriate performance improvement techniques for eight performance patterns.
- Name the eight common performance patterns and recall how to identify them.
- Describe different ways to lead and motivate associates within the eight different performance patterns.
- Recognize the three major time allocation pitfalls that leaders face.