What does your team think of you? What do you think of your team? How do you know? Do you ask? Do they say? How can you find out?
The best thing I have ever done is created an evaluation for my staff to do on me. Now you have to want to receive feedback, do something with it, and let staff see how to set goals to address the areas they identify as needing improvement. It is a great practice!
When staff sees you are doing something with the feedback, you receive you have just built a strong relationship with your team. I used the same one no matter where I went to measure my growth.
When you leave a place, you always want to leave it better than the way you found it. My goal was never to go somewhere and not have things in order in the place I left. Sometimes you do not want to leave, but it is something you need to do.
My first administrative position was a great place to learn, grow and accomplish so much with a great team. We went from a traditional junior high to a middle school concept. We were not achieving to achieving. A great group to work with each day!
The picture above was given to me by our secretary Kim when I left to take a new position. It is home-crafted (The best kind!) It is such a touching gift! It has always hung in my offices wherever I went as a reminder to work hard with your team; it matters. It is in my home now with the same purpose. Remind others to work hard with their team.
Life moves forward, and people get very busy in life. It is so hard to find a moment to reach out to someone in the present, not even thinking about trying to connect with someone from the past. But when you go through your days, take a moment to ask yourself if what you are doing is leaving the impression you want others to remember.
Thank you for being part of the solution daily! Leave an impression with positive vibes to last a lifetime!