A new year always brings fresh opportunity for change, both in your personal and professional life. If you want to take your company to the next level this year by being a better boss and leader, here are four cheats to help you do that.
1. Know the superpowers of your employees
If you've read my book or heard me speak, you know that I always stress the importance of knowing your own superpower and cultivating it.
But when you're the boss, you also need to know the superpowers of the people on your team. This can be tricky. You can ask your employees, but they may not know what their superpowers are.
The key is to observe your team closely and take note. Listen more than you speak. What projects make people light up when they talk about them? Who seems bored with certain tasks? What unique qualities does each person bring to the team?
Once you get a feel for what everyone's superpower is, use this to influence the delegation of tasks and choose your leaders accordingly. I try to never have anyone working on a project they aren't passionate about.