Top 4 Factors To Becoming A Great Leader
I’ll let you in on a little secret: people love to be led.
And what people love even more is to be led by a great leader.
It’s not an easy task, though, so I’m going to take you through the most important factors in becoming a great leader.
1. Set Clear Objectives
If you want to be a successful leader then you have to inspire your team to meet their goals.
But how do you inspire them?
What you’ll want to do at the start of every year, month, day, or project is communicate clear business objectives.
Without objectives, you’ll find that your team struggles to achieve anything.
Also, incorporating an occasional sales contest can add a sense of fun competition to motivate your team members to hit the numbers.
You’ll soon find that clear objectives make your life that little bit easier and allow your team to make the most of their time and resources.
2. Lead by Example
You’ll really want to show your team what you expect from them through leading by example. How do you do this? Here are a few tips:
-Treat people the way that you would like to be treated. Your team members represent you; they are the ones who personally communicate your brand messaging to customers.
-Quickly resolve any disputes, listening to all involved parties and developing solutions.
-Be honest and up front, always following through on promises. This will help develop and maintain trust throughout your team.
-Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty; if one of your techs needs assistance on a job, go help them. If you show that you’re willing to pitch in and make the same sacrifices they do, you’ll win your team’s respect in no time.
3. Make It Personal
You want your team members to feel as though they more than just a cog in the wheel, so make sure you take the time to show an interest in them.
I’m not saying that you need to become an integral part of their lives, but even if you just ask what they had for dinner last night it creates rapport. And it shows you’re more than just the boss.
By dropping out of ‘business mode’ for just a few moments you’ll find that you build strong relationships with your team, and we know that strong relationships are the key to success in any company.
4. Be Unique
Think about great leaders or bosses that you have come into contact with or worked for.
You’re probably thinking that they are the ideal template to base your management style on, but this isn’t always true.
Think about why you considered them to be a great leader and you’ll find that it’s probably because he/she had an original style that was all their own.
And that’s what you need to do. Sure, you can take a few elements from successful bosses, but you need to develop your own unique style.
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