They didn’t tell us that when we first dream of being a ‘manager,’ but the simple fact is that we’re not effective leaders until we adopt the ‘we work for them‘ attitude!
A leader’s job is to see to it that his/her team has the tools, resources and support to do theirs. They chip in and show they’re willing to get their hands dirty.
End your next meeting with: “How can I help you?” Oh, and don’t pick and choose. Show your team you’ll do the thing they ask of you (as long as you have the skill to do it!)
That kind of genuine support builds terrific loyalty and enthusiasm…Give it a try!