“If you exceed all your goals for the year, you’ll get a 20 percent bonus.” “If you come in late again, I’m writing you up. The next step after that is a final warning. Then, if you come in late a 3rd time, you’re fired.” So many managers rely on these carrots and sticks to get performance out of their employees. And why not? They work, don’t they? We work hard to get the bonus, or we straighten up and fly right in order to keep from getting fired. Anyone can do carrot/stick management. But, leaders lead without carrots or sticks. Can you learn how to do that? You bet. Here’s how.
Behave how you want your team to behave.
Do you come in late, but hate it when your staff does that? Do you want all emails responded to the same day, but it takes you 3 weeks and 6 reminders to answer a question from a direct report? It’s no wonder this method doesn’t work. If you want toconvey that something is important, do that thing yourself.
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