Are you a good leader?
Recent studies have shown that more than a half of employees who quit their job do so because of their bosses and not because of their jobs...
People who manage and lead others are usually those who will inspire and motivate them, but sometimes things aren’t this good. So let us examine those traits and situations in which a leader is the person who is followed and taken as an ultimate authority.
Keep things simple.
All the employees are usually very busy doing their daily tasks and participating at meetings. Do not spend the time of your employees on talking things a lot, but instead use a simple language in a short form. You will win time and your workers will be less interrupted which will result in a better performance.
Have an eye on each talent.
Every person is different and every employee will do things in a different manner. Do not expect everyone think and execute orders the way you expect them to be done. Instead, find the strong points of each employee and assign them corresponding tasks. By correctly assigning tasks you can double your performance and bring satisfaction to your employees.
You are not perfect.
There will always be someone who knows the subject better than you do. Your job is not to be the best, but to find out the one who can do the job best and assign it to him/her. Do not expect being able to know everything, sometimes you have to rely on your workers. By trying to convince everyone of your perfection you risk too much losing the trust of your employees.
Do not do things right, do the right things.
Sometimes you will to break some rules and do things you think are better for the business and people who work on it. You do not have to think exclusively about doing things as it is written in the book, try to listening more to yourself and do things the way it really needs to be done. People will tend to share and speak things out to someone who is open to do things another way.
Do not measure, but rather create.
Leading a team you will frequently have to estimate someone’s efficiency. Never do it before others, for it might extremely harm the worker’s motivation. As we might know someone’s broken motivation is a no return way. Instead, push people to create more value, if you feel there are not doing well. Your real job is to fix, rather than state if things go wrong.
Fear is the short run.
Never you will be able to hold your team for too long if all your methods go around creating fear to lose a job. Sometimes bad leaders ask their employees to do a task and tell them about the consequences the business might encounter if the task won’t be done as expected. Instead, give people an example of good result and let people decide and choose the way they want this result be achieved. People appreciate when they are trusted.
These were just a few of good traits an efficient leader would possess. Always remember to encourage your people and push them do their best, as well as to mark their every single victory they achieve.