Bill Boebel, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Pingboard, has written a good column for Fast Company about the four questions each leader should ask themselves. Boebel argues that leaders need to focus on these four questions in order to build a productive work environment for their team members.
1. DOES EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE UNDERSTAND WHERE THE COMPANY IS HEADING?
2. DO EMPLOYEES UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR WORK CONTRIBUTES TO LARGER OBJECTIVES?
3. DO MY EMPLOYEES FEEL VALUED?
4. AM I SETTING MY EMPLOYEES UP FOR A THRIVING FUTURE?
Four terrific questions. Here's a suggestion: Each leader should print these questions on a poster and put them up his or her office. Stare at them every day. Ask others to provide them regular evaluations of how well they are doing on these four issues.