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Your people want to trust your competence
Do you know your stuff?
Your people will feel greater confidence in your leadership if you, you know, actually know what you’re talking about. It’s more reassuring to follow someone who knows the path than someone fumbling around looking for a way forward.
Use your expertise to set and convey realistic objectives. Set the team up for success.
Use your experience to coach and mentor your people. Grow their competence by sharing yours.
Be realistic in how long a task will take… especially when they are novices at the activity. Expect a solid “first draft” from their efforts, and resist the impulse to just re-do their work “because it’s faster to do it myself.” Help your people refine their early efforts to improve their skillset for the next time.
Don’t get braggy about your skills—let your skills do the talking for you.
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