Gordon Tredgold outlines here the 5 daily habits that leaders need to do to increase engagement with those around them.
Whether you're the medical student taking your first patient history (yes, they look up to you too!) or the Director of Medical Services setting the standard for the hospital, leadership engagement is key for all of us.
- Show your enthusiasm - it's infectious, and the more enthusiastic you are, the more your team will be. But keep it genuine.
- Smile more - smiling helps reduce stress and increases feelings of positivity among our team, as simple as that.
- Listen more - to build respect and trust. And guess what - you'll likely learn something valuable as well.
- Share more - the more you communicate, the more involved they will become. Communicate your goals, enthusiasm, commitment, and progress. People need to know.
- Praise more - what gets recognised gets repeated. Don't save it for only the major achievements. Be specific, timely and liberal. Be constantly on the look out for opportunities to praise those around you. The happiness and commitment in your workplace will rise as you do.
Sounds easy, but the wonderful thing, is that it actually is easy. And those around you will both grow and thank you.
If you think this is important, join the positive leadership movement and talk about these issues. Share/like on social media, so others know you believe in it and the word spreads. Be the change you want to see in our health care systems.