Results by John Austin, PhD

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Clear and candid

Clear and candid communication is always important for leaders to foster. Reducing uncertainty where you can reduces stress.

During times like these when stress is high, you might consider having one or more communication plans that go beyond increased meetings.

It should go without saying that a person and their physical/mental health should come first in any conversations, but when it comes to managing the work, we’re facing some challenges today.

Ron spoke yesterday to a group I’m in and shared one way to improve daily communication about the work between a leader and their team.

At the end of each day, each person on the team sends their manager/leader an email answering 3 questions:

  1. What did I work on today?
  2. What will I work on tomorrow?
  3. How can my manager/leader help me right now?

The purpose is not to micromanage the work, but to stay in touch about what’s happening and how a good leader can serve their team.

Email me if you’d like to have a conversation about this or comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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