Employees are increasingly anxious or stressed at work, particularly younger workers (Millennials and Generation Zs). It’s critical that you understand what leadership styles increase employee anxiety and stress and which leadership strategies calm anxious employees and elevate their confidence and work performance. Otherwise, you’ll continue to experience negative effects on employee engagement, motivation and productivity, followed by turnover and burnout issues. Workplace worries and tensions travel from one worker to the next, across teams and divisions, impacting customers, clients and profits.
Women leaders are often successful because they reject traditional management rules. This article discusses five conventional leadership guidelines you must ignore. I reached these conclusions after decades of leadership experiences, from corporate management positions to serving as an executive director of a national nonprofit agency. I’ve also coached hundreds of women leaders and emerging leaders in all types of businesses, from corporate executives and family businesses to start-ups and nonprofits. My Women’s Leadership Coaching clients are more successful because they’ve gained freedom from destructive management myths, including those exposed in this article. Use this article to create employee trust and build successful teams.
Nonprofit Leadership Coaching prepares you to lead a not-for-profit organization, working with a Board of Directors, employees, volunteers and community groups with a vested interest in the success or failure of your agency. Leaders of nonprofit agencies often report significant stress and anxiety concerning the urgent needs of their target audiences, funding inadequacies and problems sustaining volunteer and employee enthusiasm. Since leadership stress and anxiety often lead to an executive’s career burnout, Leadership Coaching provides you with proven tools that have been identified as essential skills for nonprofit executives. During coaching sessions, we also design ways to transform nonprofit agency funding nightmares into sustained funding for a thriving nonprofit organization.
Leaders in family-owned business face many complex challenges. Women leaders and emerging leaders are particularly challenged for reasons described in this article. Family Leadership Business Coaching is a proven way to ensure the success of both the family business and family relationships. Benefits include a fair performance review process, proactive planning, transparent management, an effective succession plan, a more harmonious, cooperative family linked to a united business mission and vision, work-life balance, etc. Discover how women working in family businesses use Women’s Leadership Coaching to elevate their optimism about their own personal future and feel more secure in the business that pays their bills.
During Women’s Business Leadership Coaching sessions, I’m frequently asked, “How can I coach an uncoachable employee? A toxic team member?” This article series, “How Exemplary Leaders Transform Toxic Employees Into Excellent Team Members,” explores a variety of women’s leadership tips for coaching employees who present you with challenging behaviors, such as underperformance, lack of motivation, passive-aggressiveness, harmful gossip, obstructing productivity, manipulating or controlling other employees, pessimism, narcissism, cynicism and distrust of your leadership. Using the proven “Seven-Step Plan for Transforming Toxic Employees into Excellent Team Members”, you’ll resolve your most difficult challenges with both employees and superiors.
Your parents were your first role models for leadership because they managed your family. Even if you totally rejected your parents’ leadership methods, your childhood influenced your leadership style, success and confidence and established specific triggers for leadership anxiety. To become a truly successful woman leader, it’s essential to discover and delete hidden sources of leadership anxiety and define your personal Authentic Leadership Style. Use Women’s Leadership Coaching to do this because your authentic leadership style is most likely quite different from your family’s management patterns.
Leadership anxiety is increasingly abundant and women leaders are more susceptible than men. Some of the causes of management worries are apparent, like layoffs and workplace conflicts. Other potent causes of leadership anxiety are hidden, including those discussed in this article. Although most people are unaware of the negative effects of dysfunctional parental beliefs and behaviors on leadership success and confidence, they are one of the most common causes of leadership fears and unease. Self-awareness, developing trust of one’s self and others, setting healthy boundaries and a solid support network, assertiveness training, confidence building and other leadership tools described in this Women’s Leadership Confidence series are proven ways to prevent and alleviate women’s leadership anxiety.
Discover proven solutions to challenges of attracting and retaining Millennials in leadership positions. This is critically important to all successful women leaders because less than 10% of Millennials say they are interested in management careers. Even those who are interested in management are difficult to retain in leadership positions. Use this article to redesign work structure, career options and benefits programs, develop Millennial loyalty, resolve generational conflicts and stereotypes, understand the Millennial mindset and appeal to Millennial Core Career Requirements.
Women leaders can be ideal coaches for Millennial employees who aspire to leadership roles but most Millennials aren’t interested in management positions. Companies are also losing existing Millennial leaders to start-ups and self-employment. To attract and retain Generation Y leaders, you must understand the Core Career Requirements of Millennials. Women’s Leadership Coaching provides the proven strategies and materials you need in order to attract and retain the best and brightest Millennials to your leadership team.
Women leaders who use proven coaching questions to coach their employees gain superior results in employee performance, engagement, motivation, trust and loyalty. This is also true with Millennial employees who usually resist traditional management practices. Discover which coaching questions work best when leaders coach employees. Avoid questions that are hidden minefields. Learn to craft questions that create positive changes in employee thinking and behavior.
Successful women leaders use the Coach Approach to Leadership instead of outdated management approaches. Well-tested techniques of coaching employees empower, motivate and engage employees who then elevate the company’s bottom line. Coaching employees to success is also most effective with Millennials who recoil from traditional hierarchical leadership styles. This article discusses proven employee coaching strategies related to women’s leadership coaching.
Women’s Leadership Coaching should include “How to Coach and Lead Millenials at Work” and “How to Prepare Millennials for Future Leadership Positions”.