Welcome to Season 1, Episode 10 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. Today you get to hear an important topic in our busy workplace environments: leading an overwhelmed team. Your team’s energy is one of the most valuable assets that you manage as a leader, and being in tune with your team and their energy levels is crucial. Hear from myself and host Kristen McCall how to check your team’s energy level and ways to get your overwhelmed team back on track.
In this episode you will learn:
- How to do an energy assessment on yourself to ensure you’re at the top of your game
- What to do as a leader when you are overwhelmed and drained
- The importance of asking for feedback from those closest to you
- Cues that your team will give you that they are overwhelmed
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“Stop and do an energy assessment of yourself and your team. Create an environment where you can put the energy issue on the table for discussion. Then, as a leader, be willing to adjust to make sure your team has the energy that they need.”
“Another thing about leadership, energy, and organizational energy: it’s all about the passion and energy and the mission of the organization. Sometimes leaders feel like if they’ve said it once, if it’s in a brand tagline, then that’s enough. Now let’s get to work. Absolutely not. I believe every meeting that you start, every communication that you send, every touch point you have with people, even informally as you’re walking around, should touch on the mission of the organization. It will be the mission of the organization you lead that will be the catalyst for energy in the organization. It is the thing that makes all the difference in the world.”
“As a leader, you own the responsibility for casting the compelling vision for your organization. You ultimately own the responsibility to make sure your whole team is engaged in that mission.”
You can download a complete transcription of the episode here.
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