Create Recurring Points of Self Reflection for Yourself and Your Teams
In leadership roles, you want to increase decision-making in your teams and reduce management intervention as your teams execute strategy and move towards goals.
A powerful way to do this is to create recurring moments where you all are forced to reflect on progress and the things happening around you.
This can be achieved through a team update written down and shared publicly every fortnight or month. Bullet points are more than sufficient.
The act of thinking about this update forces a team to get together in alignment and provides a health check on how things are going.
This ritual is for both you and your teams to do. It creates information flow in both directions, limits surprises, and creates opportunities to course correct.
Your teams get to hear your thoughts and updates in the broader business context, and you get the opportunity to see where teams are at and identify the right questions to ask if something looks off.