This blog post originally appeared on Press Start Leadership.
As a leader, it’s critically important that you’re present. If your team doesn’t feel like you’re there with them, they can feel leaderless. So, how does one be truly present for their team? A lot of leaders employ passive options like having an open-door policy, which is great, but you’re going to get even better results if you’re actively present.
Here are 8 ways to be actively present with your team:
1. Schedule Regular 1-on-1s
The timing will depend on the size of your organization, but make sure you’re having (at least) monthly 1-on-1s with your direct reports. You should also keep space open in your schedule for folks th