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Making things happen: June 12, 2024

Discover how to coach up your boss and get ways managers can inspire their teams to excel. Let's turn your to-do list into ta-da moments!

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Insights from Ellen Raim, Founder of People MatterWe focus more on solving than preventing People problems.

You’re juggling a million things, and we see you! 👀

Let’s dive right in and make your job a tad easier. Today we’re talking about fostering a culture of excellence and the art of making things happen. ✅

💡 5 ways managers can: Inspire employees to excel

Picture this:

It’s Monday morning, and 🧑 Sarah logs into the weekly standup to find her team dragging their feet, drowning in tasks and low on motivation. 😰

Determined to turn things around, she decides to inspire her team by making a few key changes. By the end of the week, the energy is palpable and productivity is throughout the room. 😇

What did Sarah do?

She focused on these 5 key strategies:

1. Communicate clearly + frequently
It turns out her team wasn’t psychic. 🔮

2. Recognize + reward achievements
Everyone loves a gold star, right? 🌟

3. Set clear goals + expectations
No one wants to play pin the tail on the donkey without a donkey. 🐴

4. Lead by example
If you want them to hustle, you better be hustling too. 🏃

5. Encourage work/life balance
Burnout is so last season.

Inspired employees = happy, productive employees. 

Give these tips to the “Sarah” at your org. Because when her team thrives, you get fewer complaints and more kudos! 🙌

Dive into the details of those strategies + discover 5 more to boost team inspiration:

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↩️ Going in reverse: Providing feedback to bosses

Who’s been here before?

🧑‍🏭️ Alex, a dedicated employee, feels that his boss, 👩 Lisa, could benefit from some constructive feedback to improve team dynamics. He knows it’s a delicate situation, but he’s committed to fostering a better work environment.

What can Alex do?

With a thoughtful approach, Alex can open a productive dialogue that leads to positive change. Here are 3 principles for Alex to follow:

1. Focus on observable, actionable behaviors
No one likes vague feedback. Be specific, people! 😵‍💫

2. Show empathy + understanding
Bosses are human too. 🙄

3. Model the desired behavior you want to see
Want your boss to communicate better? Show them how it’s done! 🤳

Navigating the tricky waters of coaching up can be challenging!

But by giving these tips to each "Alex" at your org, every "Lisa" will transform into a model boss, and you'll soon be living in a work utopia. 🏖️

Get 5 effective feedback models for coaching up here:

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Immediate Impact: 89% of employees reporting positive behavior changes after classes. ⤴️ 

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Juneteenth is next week: Here’s how to celebrate at work

In 2021, Juneteenth became a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery.  Celebrate Juneteenth by fostering understanding and reviewing your DEI goals.

Get more celebration ideas:

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Additional Resources

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