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Engagement Tip # 6 – Invite Your Employees To The Table

Who ever said that problem-solving is the privy of executives, ampoule managers and supervisors? Employees are often best positioned to solve operational problems. They understand the intricacies of each part of the process and can quickly identify where the problem is occurring. Yet, price leaders insist on being the solvers of all problems, order big or small, which essentially makes their job tougher than it has to be. I once received a great piece of advice from my leader who said:  “Stop making your life so difficult.” He meant I should involve more people in solving the myriad of problems that came across my desk, a great piece of advice that applies to every leader.  So invite your employees to the table more often to identify root causes, brainstorm ideas and let them implement the best solutions. Watch your employees amaze you with their abilities and lighten your load at the same time.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.