Lead by example – looking after your management team!

What do you ask of your management team?

  • Demonstrate accountability for your actions and decisions.
  • Showcase a strong work ethic by consistently putting in effort and working diligently.
  • Communicate clearly and openly.
  • Collaborate by actively participating in team activities and projects.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and development.
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving skills.
  • Embrace change and demonstrate adaptability.
  • Recognise and appreciate your team’s contributions, fostering a positive and supportive team culture.
  • Set clear goals and plans for your team and actively work towards achieving those goals with determination.
  • Set the expectation for your team to also manage their time effectively.
  • Make well-informed and timely decisions. Your decision-making process should reflect sound judgment and consideration, guiding your team.
  • Show resilience in the face of setbacks. How you handle challenges influences your team's ability to bounce back and persevere.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate successes, both big and small.
  • Encourage innovation and creativity. Lead by exploring new ideas and solutions, inspiring your team to think creatively and contribute to continuous improvement.

By consistently expecting and leading your management team to embody these qualities and behaviours, you create a positive leadership model that influences your team to adopt similar values and work towards shared goals. If you continuously call on your leadership to lead by example it is not only an effective leadership strategy but also a catalyst for building motivated and high-performing teams. In your commitment to your team leadership looking after and investing in their mental wellbeing with an all for one and one for all approach, makes for a winning employer and business.

Taking care of the mental wellbeing of your management team is essential for maintaining a healthy and productive work environment. Focus on:

  • A culture that encourages open communication.
  • Emphasise the importance of work-life balance.
  • Provide information about mental health resources, such as counselling services, support hotlines, or employee assistance programmes. Ensure that managers are aware of and comfortable accessing these resources.
  • Offer training sessions on stress management and resilience.
  • Encourage a supportive team culture where colleagues look out for one another.
  • Regularly recognise and appreciate the efforts of your management team.
  • Offer flexibility in work arrangements where possible. This may include flexible working hours, remote work options, or other arrangements that accommodate individual needs and promote wellbeing.
  • Be realistic about workloads and expectations. Unrealistic demands can contribute to stress and burnout.
  • Implement leadership development programs that include elements of emotional intelligence, resilience, and mental health awareness.
  • Make time to conduct regular one-on-one check-ins with members of your management team.
  • Ensure that the physical work environment is conducive to wellbeing.

Remember, promoting mental wellbeing is an ongoing process that requires commitment and a proactive approach.