Tell your staff what you want, not how to do it

guidanceI don’t know whether we’re coming out of the “recession” but there has been a huge surge in management training business over the past month or so. Maybe it’s because companies are realising that they need quality trained managers to get them through the recession! How original!

Anyhow, here’s this week’s tip which is short and to the point but with a very valuable message:

Here it is…

“Tell your staff what you want, not how to do it”

When you do this you will find that your staff are more responsive and they’ll be less defensive.

So give them guidance and not direct instructions and you’ll get far more out of them.

You will also see more initiative, more innovation, and more of an ownership attitude from them develop over time.

Ok, that’s me done!

If you’re interested in improving your skills here are a few useful links for you.

You could attend one of our open courses throughout the UK:

Management Skills Course


We could come to you and delivery a course at your place!

Leadership Development Programme

Thanks again and take care


Sean McPheat

Managing Director

MTD Training

MTD Training   | Image courtesy by Stuart Miles of FreeDigitalPhotos.Net

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Updated on: 22 October, 2009

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