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How to Ensure Your Team Follows Your Lead

by John Gavin | Laguna Beach about a month ago in how to
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John Gavin Laguna Beach on how to ensure your team follows your lead.

Managing a team is hard. It would help if you were their cheerleader, critic, and, often, their friend. But managing all these roles while also making sure your team follows suit can be impossible!

Given how important it is to have your team following your leads as close as possible, sometimes the most difficult part of management - we've collected a few of the best resources to ensure your employees are in line with what you ask them to do.

Give Respect, Get Respect

Give respect, get respect. It's a simple concept that all companies should agree with. Still, you're likely shocked at how many times I hear complaints about employees disrespecting their superiors and responding disrespectfully. Other reasons people complain about this can be that they've never been taught to give respect, or they have been taught to give respect and don't follow through on it.

Lead by Example

Lead by example. Take the initiative: As your manager, you must take the initiative and ensure that your team follows suit. When you take the initiative, it shows your employees that you respect their opinions and expertise and their effort to make the company money. Consider keeping a board of people from the different departments in your company on which each person has an A, B, C, or D for all projects initiated by them. This way, people can see when another person is doing well and give them credit when appropriate.

Back Your People Up

Back your people up. It's surprising how often I hear complaints from managers that they are constantly checking up on their employees' work. I understand that it is important to do so, but this can be a disservice to the development of their team and their growth as professionals. The best way to keep your team engaged and motivated is by giving them appropriate praise for good work and constructive criticism for improvement.

As you can see, many of the challenges that managers face stem from a lack of proper training and education. Making sure your team is following your lead is crucial to the success of your business – so it's a good idea to stay on top of things and educate yourself on how you can lead your employees as effectively as possible.

About John Gavin | Laguna Beach

John Gavin is known as a jack of all trades to the people he works with, but he is especially known for his exceptional sales and negotiation tactics. He's made a name for himself in both the software and hardware sales industry over the decades he's worked, as he's naturally talented when it comes to navigating an incredibly competitive and difficult such as this. When not at his desk, John absolutely loves to travel and spend time with his family. Nothing is better to John than learning about people from other cultures and countries, traveling to new destinations and learning as much as he can about the people there. He is also incredibly proud of his photography, a passion of his that he uses to make sure his family captures as many memories as possible.

Something that's helped John Gavin stand out among everyone else is his desire to help people in his community, namely the children. A particular passion that's stuck with John after college is his support of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. He's keenly aware of how important it is to make sure that kids everywhere have the best role model possible so they can work to achieve the goals that they have for themselves. In keeping with this theme, John Gavin volunteers as a lacrosse coach with the Shooting Stars, Victory Lacrosse, and the Laguna Beach Little League. Learn more about John Gavin by visiting his websites,, and!

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John Gavin | Laguna Beach

John Gavin is an expert computer software and hardware salesman. He has been in the field for nearly two decades and mentored many people in the industry. To learn more visit his website or!

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