One of the biggest challenges any manager or leader faces is how to lead your team. Inspiring, growing, and cultivating a culture for positive change in your teams is some of the biggest areas for improvement. Whether you’ve been managing people for a long time or you’re transitioning into a role that involves leading a team…
Here are 4 Tips For Being A Better Leader
It can definitely be overwhelming to be in a leader role. It’s all to easy to get lost in calls, emails and meetings, but do not lose sight of your priorities. Empower your team members by delegating tasks, giving autonomy to the higher performing members, and ensuring everyone is on the same page for priorities. It’s also much better to delegate early on, as opposed to last minute because you’re overwhelmed.
As a business, it’s possible you can lose a significant amount of operational efficiency by simply not monitoring how happy or motivated your staff is. Put simply, a motivated team wants to perform, which makes your job as a leader easier. Think about identifying the individual team members and what makes them tick. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach here, but rather a demonstration of your own passion and belief to your team in what you’re doing. Continued monitoring of employees’ ‘fuel-levels’ will go a long way.
The classic ‘communication is key’. Being able to communicate in every situation is extremely critical. Remaining agile and learning how to communicate effectively with each team member is just as important. Not only do you need to be able to inspire and motivate as a leader, but you inevitably need to have those ‘difficult conversations’ in an effective way.
One of the biggest challenges that a leader can overcome is daily reflection. How is your team’s view of your leadership? Of the project or the overall team goals and passion? It can be structured or unstructured, informal or rigid, but regular feedback from your team on your own performance can go a long way towards improving not only your own leadership skills, but eventually the team’s performance as a whole.