Leadership Success: Why You Need To Follow Up

As a leader, you have certain expectations in what others will deliver. The chances are you will write these down once agreed. The trouble is that often there is a missing link in the process and that link is ‘follow up’.

If you don’t follow up, a number of things will happen:

  1. Those that you lead will not take you seriously.
  2. People will fail to deliver what they have agreed to because they know that there will be no consequences.
  3. Others who have a habit of making sure that they always deliver will stop bothering as they will become demotivated.

Follow up sets your stall out as a leader, shows that you are serious and provides that vital feedback that so many people are crying out for. So what changes do you need to make to follow up more effectively?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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