4 Situations that Make or Break Your Performance as a Manager

Your promotion into a management position was probably the well-deserved conclusion of your exceptional performance as an individual contributor and your ability to get things done – in your own way. As a manager, however, your success now relies on how effectively you can enable the performance of other people – but do you actually know how to enable your team to deliver high performance?

When striving for high performance, it’s easy to make the mistake of trying to control outcomes to such an extent that you don’t listen to your team. This is more common than you may think, as according to recent reports, 34% of employees worldwide don’t feel listened to. Unfortunately, when employees don’t feel heard they tend to become disengaged and contribute less, with devastating consequences for innovation, productivity and overall performance.

It can be scary letting go of control but these are the problems that will arise if you persist in thinking (or pretending) that you know best.

Is your management approach making or breaking performance?

Here are 4 situations where the approach you take can either make or break performance:

What can you do differently?

If you encourage your managers to drop the taskmaster act and invite them to take more of an ‘Enquiry-Led Approach’ (ELA®) to leadership, where they ask lots of powerful questions and listen much more effectively in everyday situations, you will change the manager-employee relationship in your organisation forever.

For almost two decades, we have been working with clients, most of whom are household names and feature in the FTSE 500, proving how taking our proprietary ‘Enquiry-Led Approach’ can transform commercial results and massively improve social capital in organisations. Our programmes revolutionise organisations by transforming leader and manager behaviour in a way that helps to increase employee engagement, creativity and productivity.

We can now deliver these results faster and more flexibly than ever before with our revolutionary, 100% virtual, fully blended management development programme STAR® Manager.

Organisations that have launched STAR® Manager are seeing a 63% increase in better questions being asked more frequently and a 73% improvement in the way people listen within just a few months.

STAR® Manager is a game changer and has already proven that managers can achieve massive uplifts in employee engagement, innovation and productivity when they take an ‘Enquiry-Led Approach’.

STAR® is already making a difference in the financial and professional services sector, in retail, hospitality, logistics and in academia.

What would happen if you took more of an ‘Enquiry-Led Approach’?

Notion is a global expert in behaviour change and coaching. To learn more about how STAR® Manager can help improve employee engagement, innovation and productivity in your organisation, call us now to book a complimentary consultation or call us for an informal chat on +44(0) 1926 889 885.

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