#76 5 Big Challenges Your Team Faces That They’re Afraid to Tell You

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 76, 07 June 2023 by Lucy Gernon

Are your team struggling in silence?

I know that as a dedicated leader, you’re all about creating a supportive and productive work environment. You understand the value of open communication and tackling challenges head-on.

But let’s be honest, no matter how hard you’ve been working on communication with your team, there are still major hurdles they are silently facing, some that might not have even crossed your mind! But as always, I’ve got your back.

In a previous podcast episode, I discussed how women in leadership positions have a unique opportunity to create positive change in their organisations and set an example for others to follow. So knowing these 5 secret and unspoken challenges will allow you to not only understand the underlying concerns of your team but also develop targeted solutions that can drive growth, well-being, and ultimate success within your organisation.

This episode covers five big challenges that many individuals on your team may be facing but are too apprehensive to talk about openly with you.

Trust me, this is a game-changer.

1. Setting and Achieving Personal Goals
Ever had a development conversation with a team member only to be met with a blank stare when you ask about their career aspirations or growth areas? It happens more often than you think. 

The truth is, many individuals struggle with goal setting and, more importantly, knowing how to actually accomplish those goals. It’s not their fault, though. They simply lack the guidance and proven frameworks that can propel them towards success.

That’s where my “Achieve More” framework comes in. This tried-and-true four-step process has worked wonders for countless professionals, including yours truly. By introducing this straightforward yet highly effective approach to your team, you’ll equip them with the tools they need to set and conquer their goals.

The result? Increased job satisfaction, improved performance, and a workforce that’s ready to take on the world. And if you’re looking for that extra touch, contact me today as I offer personalised training sessions and workshops tailored to help your team embrace their full potential. 

2. Confidence Issues
Now, let’s tackle the confidence conundrum. Confidence is the key to unlocking decision-making prowess, taking action, and overall job performance.

But guess what? Many individuals on your team might be struggling with their confidence, which holds them back from unleashing their full potential and making a significant impact. Their lack of confidence can lead to wasted time, procrastination, and a reluctance to share their brilliant ideas and opinions in crucial meetings.

It’s soo important to recognise the profound impact confidence has on your team’s success. Fear not, my friend, because I’ve got just the solution for you. I offer specialised training sessions and workshops designed to boost confidence levels and unleash the true power within each team member. Contact me and let’s discuss your needs.

With my proven “BeliefBoost” method, we’ll dive into the science behind confidence and arm your team with practical tools to banish self-doubt. Trust me, investing in your team’s confidence is a game-changer. It’ll create a workplace culture where everyone feels empowered to bring their A-game and take on any challenge that comes their way.

3. Effective Prioritisation
Prioritisation is a skill that often goes overlooked because, let’s face it, most people have never been taught how to prioritise effectively. As a result, when issues or unforeseen problems arise, panic sets in and sh!it may hit the fan.

Through my training program called “Prioritise Like a Pro CEO,” I’ll walk you through my planning system, sharing what works for me and teaching you how to prioritise like a pro.

Picture this: you’re faced with a long to-do list, and you’ve got five people shouting at you, each with their own urgent requests. It’s overwhelming, right? Well, fear not. I’ll equip you with the knowledge and techniques to navigate these situations with confidence. You’ll find out exactly how to identify the right priorities and make informed decisions, even in the most chaotic circumstances.

Want to discover the final two challenges your team may face that will help you overcome these challenges with ease? Check out episode 76 of the podcast.

Here’s the episode at a glance:

[04:33] A Proven Strategy Your Team Need to  Thrive

[07:10] How to Unlock Your Teams Growth and Decision-Making Potential

[10:14] Is This One Misconception Setting Your Team Up For Failure?

[11:06] How You and Your Team Can Conquer Overwhelming Situations with Confidence

Want to book me for your next team building event or ERG ? I offer inspiring virtual workshops and motivational in person talks to suit your needs covering topics in the areas of well-being, mindset, leadership, productivity and female empowerment. I have a list of topics to choose from or my services can be bespoke.

I’d love to support you. Get in touch through www.lucygernon.com/contact

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