Being a manager requires that you strike a number of sensitive balances with your team and peers: You want to develop authentic and respectful relationships, while maintaining professional boundaries.
You’re also tasked with simultaneously providing employees with feedback, direction and support, while empowering them to be accountable.
It’s a tall order for managers of all experience levels, and one that can prove a constant challenge.
Yet it may also be one of the most criticalskills to develop, particularly given the direct correlations that exist between employees’ relationships with management and the impact that can have on , productivity, and job satisfaction.
Here are some ways you can strike a balance between being a well-liked, yet effective leader.
Give feedback employees can use. Companies like General Electric and The Gap have replaced the traditional annual (register to read more)for ...