Know your team to lead your team.
Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day?
That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in my last post because it really can’t be stressed enough.
APPRECIATION = DEDICATION.
Those in a leadership role have a lot of responsibilities, one of the most important is employees.
In the fast paced working world, it is important to stop and take a moment to show your employees your human side. If you can schedule some time for an activity like a lunch outing, a one-to-one meeting as opposed to an e-mail, or maybe a walk outside, employees are sure to take notice.
TeamBonding events are perfect for getting quality time with the team too. It doubles as an opportunity to see how your employees function within their peer group at work and also evaluate them on critical skills needed for their positions.
The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. –Mark Sanborn
Once you are able to see someone’s strengths and weaknesses, you can come to a better understanding of how to help them continually improve. Taking the initiative and engaging with employees on a personal level is a really powerful tool to keep them inspired more receptive to change and growth.
Need some ideas? Go check out 5 Team Building activities that help you get to know your team to learn more! Winning over your team doesn’t have to be hard, it just takes the proper techniques.
What unique ways have you found to engage with your employees on a personal level?
Recognize, motivate and make your employees HAPPY! Happy employees are the most productive. We’ve heard them say this a thousand times already. In any business structure, happiness is fundamental in maintaining a smooth flowing operation. Happiness should be the core of your company culture. Put your employees’ interest first, and you’ll be surprised how they will take care of you and the business.
In a world rife with distractions and a population more easily sidetracked than ever, it’s becoming more and more difficult for companies to keep their employee morale strong.
With a new year comes new goals and challenges. As a business owner or manager, some of those challenges include figuring out how to increase numbers and maximize efficiency. Most of your success, however, comes down to one thing – improving work performance.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
There’s no question that it takes great leadership skills to build strong teams! A strong team needs an even stronger leader who isn’t afraid to take on many difficult challenges. As a leader, your job is to mold your team into an efficient group of people who can work well together and work well in their individual roles. You must possess people skills because it’s all about knowing just exactly who you’re working with. It’s important to know what makes people tick and how you can help them to achieve company goals. These six steps will help you get you the keys to keys to team success the right path to becoming an esteemed, strong and successful team leader!
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