We’ve been stewing on this question, "How do you become a better leader?” for the past 8+ years. We collected data from over 30,000 people across 25 countries, interviewed hundreds of managers and employees, and distilled 50 years worth of management studies in search of an answer.
From our research, we observed that the best managers are exceptional at three skills:
- Trust: If you don’t build rapport as a leader, nothing moves forward.
- Honesty: If you don’t speak the truth to your team, problems fester.
- Context: If you don’t get everyone on the same page, confusion sets in.
Merging theory with practice
You don’t become a better leader by just reading management books. You’ve got to apply what you’ve learned, talk about with peers what’s working and not, and understand what other leaders in other companies have done.
Know Your Team combines theory with practice. We created 2 complementary products that you can use to become a better leader:
Leadership Development Platform
To acquire a baseline knowledge, we’ve created a brand new training product based on distilling 50 years of reserach and training 20,000+ people over the past decade. With on-demand learning paths, built-in reflection exercises, monthly live events, and 80+ leadership guides, it’s the closest thing that exists to a "How to Be a Great Leader Handbook."
Performance Management Tools
To apply leadership best practices to your own team, we give you software tools that automate and simplify techniques for enabling strong team performance and strengthening your culture. From one-on-one meetings to introducing new employees to getting honest feedback, technology can save you time and energy.
We believe it’s the combination of these two resources — Leadership Development Platform and Performance Management Tools — that focuses on helping these three skills — Trust, Honesty, Context — that helps you truly become a better leader. We refuse to slap on software, and say it’ll solve everything. Nor do we just tell you to “attend our events,” and call it a day. We’re excited for you to use all two resources, to develop these three skills, as you need them.
Ready to put the Know Your Team method to work for you?
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