Four Questions the people you lead are asking

Question markJust recently I was able to listen to my boss, Mark Marshall, give a presentation on "Motivating Volunteers You Lead." In that talk he listed four questions that every volunteer you lead is asking. The questions are:

  • What am I supposed to do?
  • Will you let me do it?
  • Will you help me when I need it?
  • Will you let me know how I am doing?

Not only are the volunteers within the organization asking these questions but also anyone you lead.

From the very beginning of trying to fill a position and throughout a lead/follower relationship, paid or volunteer, any leader would be wise to keep these questions near and refer to them often.  The questions can help us who lead to:

  • Communicate the expectations of the task.
  • Empower those assigned the task.
  • Support  the volunteer or staff when help is needed.
  • Stay out of the way when we are not needed.
  • Evaluate honestly the performance.

Are there other questions that should be added to the list?

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