Leaders — your signals are showing.
All day, every day, you’re consciously and unconsciously telling your team how people should behave in order to belong and succeed on your team and at your organization. Burning the midnight oil at the office and sending weekend emails? Blowing off meetings or routinely joining 15 minutes late? Grilling your team on the tiniest details of every project? For better or worse, these actions speak volumes.
Your leadership signals tell your team just about everything they need to know about how you lead, and they directly support or contradict your words and intentions. The good news? They’re also a great place to start when you’re looking to level-up your leadership skills, whether you’re taking on a new team or your first direct report.