Learning how to be a great leader can impact the success of your team. Continue reading to discover five ways you can enhance your leadership skills!
- Communicate clear vision: Share your long and short-term goals for the company as well as your expectations for each of your employees. The more they know, the easier it will be for them to consistently perform well.
- Provide consistent and specific feedback: Employees won’t know when you are pleased with their work or when you have expected better — unless you tell them. Feedback can be as simple as a casual compliment on an accomplishment or within official performance reviews. Just make sure to highlight specific tasks and projects the employee has done well, or areas in which they can improve.
- Be approachable: The big boss needs to command respect, but a great boss knows how to maintain a level of distance while still being approachable. If you have the respect of your team, don’t hesitate to ask team members about their family, vacation plans and the like.
- Value employees’ opinions: A great leader knows that everyone has a unique perspective and each employee can offer valuable insight and ideas on how to help grow the business. Be sure to take everyone’s opinion into account when seeking ways to improve your business operations and delivery.
- Recognize and reward excellent performance: Every employee needs to feel valued and appreciated. As the team leader, your words of affirmation and recognition of a job well done go a long way. Be sure to let your employees know when you feel they have done a great job in any area. You will be paying it forward by motivating the entire team to up their game.
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