Giving Your Team A Story (Individually & Collectively)

Giving Your Team A Story (Individually & Collectively)

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Last week we discusses the power of your story – and how a chapter doesn’t fully define your story. Today, we’re going to focus on your leadership, specifically your job to provide a story for your team so they can understand where they fit and how they can make a positive difference.

Years ago, as a young leader, I was taught by an old seasoned HR professional that a big part of my job was to do that for people. “If you don’t give them a good story,” she told me, “they’ll write one of their own and it won’t be good.” She knew most of us immediately think the worst. If the boss calls us to his office, we don’t instantly think, “Great! We’re getting a promotion or a raise.” We likely think, “Oh no! What did I do wrong!” That’s the kind of story we tend to tell ourselves. As leaders, we have to remember that so we can be more intentional to give our team members a better story.

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Grow Great a public sector leadership podcastAbout the hosts: Randy Cantrell brings over 4 decades of experience as a business leader and organization builder. Lisa Norris brings almost 3 decades of experience in HR and all things "people." Their shared passion for leadership and developing high-performing cultures provoked them to focus the Grow Great podcast on city government leadership.

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