You're working on a project. One of your employees came up with a new idea on how to run it more efficiently. Your actions?
You need to engage with your employees in a polite and collaborative manner regardless of whether you're going to use their ideas or not. If the idea is good, why not try it? If it's not, explain why. Maybe you two will come up with something great together.
You delegated a task to one of your employees. The deadline time has come, but you don't hear from them. What would you do?
Your best bet is to keep in touch with your employees often (daily is ideal, but could be even more frequently) and give them meaningful feedback right away. This would save a lot of time and you'd precisely know where they are in terms of task completion.
Your business is doing great. So great that your marketing in-house team reached it's full working capacity. What's the best idea to scale it up as efficiently as possible?
Having your own marketing team is amazing. But when it comes to scaling, leveraging third-party human resources is the way to go. They could bring a higher level of expertise than your current team has, and you save big bucks on not paying salaries to new employees.
What's the best way to motivate your employees?
You won't get much results by pressuring your employees in any way. This would only build resentment and hatred towards you and will hurt the company as a whole. What you need to do instead is be an empathetic and persuasive leader who inspires people with your own example and support them in case they need help.
What's the best way to set up the goals for your employees?
There's a proven way to set the goal both for yourself and your employees. Use SMART acronym, the goal should be S – Specific, M – Measurable, A – Attainable, R – Relevant, T – Time-based. Following these 5 simple criteria would make goal setting so much easier