How did your first leader make you feel? What was your first experience as a leader like? Our journeys may look different but they all share similar moments.
I’ve been fortunate to work with many great leaders throughout my career. These people have inspired me, mentored me, and supported me as I’ve skinned my knees. I believe it’s my responsibility, in turn, to be a great leader for others.
When I talk to team members about career goals and aspirations, I make it clear that I’m here to support them in achieving their goals. I’m also up front in acknowledging that this may mean growing into a new role on the team, moving to a new role in the company, or even finding a new opportunity outside of the company. This last one usually gets me a raised eyebrow or a question along the lines of, “are you trying to get rid of me?” 🤔
Who sets the agenda for your regular one-on-one meetings, the leader or the team member? I very much believe it should be the team member; by extension, part of the leader’s job then is to be fiercely protective of that time and its purpose. It may feel awkward to adopt this format but, with time and practice, you’ll discover more about the people you work with.
Canada’s telecommunications companies recently shifted to “unlimited” plans which push consumers to pay higher prices, regardless of their actual needs. Instead of creating a greater divide between lower-, middle-, and upper-income Canadians, telcos could help close the wireless access gap.
A question was posed to a team member network at work about…