So, what do I know about how to help your team one team member at a time? It took me more years in management than I want to admit, learning to help my team rather than attempting to boss and bully. Fortunately, I did learn. Here are a few of the lessons.

How to Help Your Team One Member at a Time 

  • See more in people

    See more in them than they see in themselves – When you recognize the potential in others that they don’t see in themselves and help them achieve their potential, you become a life changer.

  • Provide Personalized Feedback 

    Offer constructive feedback specific to each team member’s development areas. Encouraging their growth through personalized guidance can lead to improved skills and confidence.

  • Share what you know

    Share your knowledge. Train, teach, present, and offer to meet one-on-one

  • Share what you’ve learned

Let others know your successes, but more importantly, your mistakes. Give others a chance to learn from your              miscues. Inform them of pitfalls, roadblocks, and challenges.

  • Keep an open mind

    You may not have the best or only thought. Support the initiatives of others.

  • Be a mentor

    Take people under your wing. Help others get what they want by giving them what they need. Elevate those around you. Share your talents, give your heart, be courageous, and make a difference. Share insights on how you can support professional growth and development. Highlight the importance of providing opportunities for learning, skill development, and career advancement.

  • Understand Individual Needs  

    Take the time to understand each team member’s strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. Tailoring your support to their specific needs can boost their performance and morale.

  • Listen Actively 

    Actively listen to individual team members’ concerns, ideas, and feedback. Showing that you value their input can foster trust and create a supportive environment for each team member. Emphasize the role of open communication in promoting a positive team environment.

  • Speak Simply and Value Ideas 

    When interacting with team members, communicate clearly and value everyone’s ideas. Keeping communication simple and straight to the point can prevent confusion and encourage participation. Provide constructive feedback tips and actively listen to team members’ concerns and ideas.

  • Schedule Regular Open Meetings 

    Set up regular meetings to create opportunities for open communication and feedback within the team. Using this time to discuss challenges, successes, and goals can help build a stronger team bond.

  • Build Trust

    Explore strategies for building trust and camaraderie both one-on-one and within the team, such as team-building activities and creating a supportive work culture. Discuss the impact of personal connections and informal interactions on team dynamics.

  • Celebrate

Discuss the significance of celebrating team successes and recognizing individual achievements. Explore ways             to  show appreciation and reward individual team members for their hard work and contributions.

  • Connect Outside of Work 

    Take team members out for coffee or engage in informal settings to build personal relationships. These interactions can create trust and a sense of camaraderie within the team.

A Challenge

I have a challenge for you. Since You Can’t Talk Shit Done (or read it done), pick one bullet point from the list to take action on to improve, even if it’s taking it from good to great.

How Can I Help You?

I like to help people and organizations, but I have three criteria I consider before taking an assignment – I believe in what the organization stands for, I know I can help, and it looks like fun. If you have any questions, Contact Me. 

Does your business have a management training plan? Businesses and universities use my book, The New Manager’s Workbook, a crash course in effective management, as the basis for their leadership development program. I’m also available to conduct training.