Be an open book...


There’s not much that says more about any of us than the work we do; it’s there for all to see. Managers and professionals are on the line every day, making countless decisions based on the facts as they see and perceive them. They hire, train, coach, mentor, observe, motivate, counsel, and recognize their employees in real time and in plain sight. In many cases, it takes years of learning and practice to move up through the ranks of an organization, all of which is intended to hone their thinking and skills. Their work either stands on its own merits or falls under the lens of transparency: in either case, it speaks volumes about them. And while they get lots of immediate feedback (or pushback) from the people they manage or serve, they too need timely feedback and coaching from their supervisors, both as validation and motivation. Everyone needs feedback so make it a habit to catch people doing things right or coach them when improvement is needed. Leaders want their employees to be engaged: there’s no better way to model what that means than by actively noticing and reacting to the things their employees do every day. Be a conscientious and considerate professional and let that reflect well on you today.

 

Akira Kurosawa (1910 – 1998): Japanese film director, screenwriter, and producer who is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema