Confidence is Contagious

April 6, 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: Confidence is Contagious.

Think back to the best Manager you’ve ever had.  How frequently did they check-in with you?  Were they inspirational?  Did they propel your career forward? If so, how?  

Each Manager is going to have a different approach or style when managing their team.  However, there are commonalities for what differentiates a boss from a leader.  One of the biggest differentiators is communication, more importantly, communicating with confidence. Yet, nearly 69% of managers find themselves uncomfortable communicating with their team (Interact).   

Confidence in your management competencies can come from many different areas.  Maybe you have extensive knowledge about the job.  Maybe you’ve always been a people-person.  No matter what your background or skill-set, Truvelop is here to give you additional tools and resources to help you exude confidence, inspiring your team and strengthening the Manager-Team Member relationship.  

  1. Leverage Data: A quick way for you to enter a conversation with confidence is by coming in with data to guide the conversation.  From Evaluation Insights to What Now, What Next in the Knowledge Center, you have so much information available to you. You can open a meaningful development conversation, while taking the guess-work out of where the Team Member is performing today and why that matters.  
  2. Request Feedback: A true leader is always looking for ways that they can grow and improve.  Use the Request Spark feature in Truvelop to ask your team for feedback about what you can be doing to better support and engage them.  By showing your willingness to learn, you are modeling a growth mindset for them to recreate in their own behaviors.
  3. Communicate Transparently: By communicating honestly and openly with your team you are exhibiting trust and confidence in the strength of your relationship with your team.  They’ll appreciate your honesty.  Whether you are delivering praise or commenting on the stress of a work-week, staying authentic is one of the best ways that you can exhibit confidence as a Manager and leader.

Managers play a big role in employee engagement.  In fact, the Manager-Team Member relationship accounts for 63% of variability in employee engagement (Harvard Business Review).  This month, we will be highlighting different ways that you can strengthen your management competencies and become the best possible Manager for your team.   

Contact us today to learn more about our modern approach to performance management and development that actually improves the manager and employee relationship. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our Customers have to say.