Leaders will often ask for what they want. Leaders ask for things like better productivity, less waste, following a process, and more. Do you wonder why your team struggles to achieve the things you want?
When a leader asks for what they want, it’s possible people might respond from a mindset of obligation. In obligation, they are going to do the minimum required to satisfy your wants.
Change the question a bit, and you might avoid putting them into obligation. Rather than asking for what you want, express it as an outcome. Then, ask the team how you can help them succeed in achieving the outcome.
Helping people be their best is what leaders do.
You’ve got this.