Four Simple Actions

ASK me what I think.

Knowing how to engage individuals and teams effectively is an essential leadership skill. As a leader, you can build trust and improve how staff employees feel about their workplace by asking what they think.


James C. Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
and Dean, University Graduate School

Transcript

Leadership Made Simple

  • Involve employees by asking for their opinions or ideas.
  • Include employees in decisions that impact their jobs or roles.
  • Be partners in decision making and listen to creative solutions.

Tips to Get Started

  • Ask a team member how they would improve a process.
  • Ask a team member for their opinion on an issue that is impacting your team.
  • Continuously share with team members that you value and appreciate their feedback.