Leadership Tips: Ask Your Team


"Unity is strength . . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -Mattie Stepanek

Think about a time that a leader in your organization has made a decision without consulting the people it affected. How was the decision received? Was there resistance?

Most of the time, when there is an issue with a decision, it is because people’s opinions and concerns were not addressed in the first place. People ultimately want to know that their perspectives matter. The engagement piece is more important than the final outcome.

At Fierce, we have a culture committee – composed of cross department members – that is focused on bringing our core values to life. They explore and recommend opportunities from recognition programs to mentorship to coordinating our company-wide fantasy draft team.

Why do we have this group? Because it is critical for our team members to help steer how the company operates.

The conversations matter.

This week’s tip is to ask your team what matters to them when making an important decision. Invite the people you normally wouldn't.

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