Being a boss can be stressful. Sure, some bosses let the power go to their heads and don’t worry about how well they’re managing, but more self-aware bosses are likely to be concerned with whether or not they are being too difficult to work for, hurting the morale of their teams. A recent article at Inc. looks at an informal Twitter poll in which employees share questions they think bosses would be wise to ask their employees to make sure they are excelling.
One of the most cumbersome obstacles for young leaders is building trust. How can young leaders build trust while they still lack experience? Art Rainer shares six phrases young leaders can use to build trust among the people with whom they work.
Have you ever been in a situation in which you have to work for someone younger than yourself? Does it make your feel awkward to be reviewed and “graded” by someone you could be old enough to parent? How do you navigate that? Dorianne St. Fleur shared some thoughts about how to work for a boss younger than you at Fast Company this week, and the article is helpful.
Barnabas Piper and Todd Adkins shared a classic 5 Leadership Questions podcast this week on the topic of using personality assessments in building a team. We have found this helpful in the work we do at LifeWay, and you may find it helpful for your church or organization.
“One way to elevate your leadership is to solve your own frustrations,” writes Dan Rockwell. Leadership can be frustrating, but leaders must not take out their frustration on the people they lead. They should resolve their frustration, and Dan shares some ways to do that.