Be Creative with a Flexible Tool

May 10, 2022

One of the many benefits of Truvelop is the messaging our Customer Success team sends to leaders and managers on the 1st and 15th of every month. Through Truvelop Tips, we share best practices, proactive recommendations, and quicks tips with end users on various topics. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Truvelop Tip: Be Creative with a Flexible Tool.

Last month we asked you to reflect on the question, “What makes a good Manager?”  We had amazing discussions at our Lunch and Learn and found a common theme: Good Managers communicate with their team.  From this base, we further defined what that means: communicating frequently, authentically, with a growth mindset, with curiosity, and with empathy.   

In May, we’re going to continue with this theme of communication and effective leadership by exploring how you can leverage Truvelop to connect with your team, no matter what your leadership style is.  Everyone manages their team differently. It’s important to understand what benefits each style of leadership has and how you can facilitate those benefits in Truvelop.  

Truvelop Tip: Be Creative with a Flexible Tool

The Truvelop platform is an incredibly flexible tool that allows you to creatively connect with your team. Depending on your leadership style, you may leverage some of these approaches more than others.  

Manager Reflection Guide: If you’re a leader that benefits from self-reflection, make sure to utilize our guides to further your self-awareness and become an even better manager. Before diving into the different types of leadership, it’s important to note where you’re currently performing as a manager and leader.  With our Manager Reflection Guide, you can self-assess your progress towards becoming an effective and inspiring leader.   

Team Member Dashboard: If you’re a visionary leader, you’re someone who focuses on the big picture.  Connecting goals back to the organization’s mission or linking their progress to a core value can be a great way to flex your visionary leadership skills.  Maybe you’re more of a coaching leader, meaning you’re someone who can quickly recognize their team members’ strengths, weaknesses, and motivators to help each individual improve.  71% of employees who believe their manager can name their strengths feels engaged and energized by their work, so referencing data can be a great way to inspire your team and build trust (Gallup).   Leveraging Summary Reporting can be a great way to have a data driven conversation that focuses on progress and development opportunities.   

Employee Resource Center: If you’re more of a hands-off leader, you can guide and support your team by asking the right questions and providing them with tools and learning resources. Asking questions shows an interest in learning and shows that you trust your Team Member, increasing their trust in you (HBR). Try attaching a Growth Mindset Reflection guide to a Spark the next time your direct report finishes a project.  Or, after you finish an employee assessment, encourage them to check out What Now, What Next so that they can enter into the development conversation prepared to be an active participant.   

There is no one right way to lead your team.  That’s why here at Truvelop, we’ve worked to create a variety of tools and resources that allow you to connect with your team in a way that best aligns with your leadership style. 

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development that solves for retention by strengthening the manager-employee relationship at the front lines. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.