Leadership is never easy, and even for the few natural-born leaders out there, the pressure can be incredibly nerve wracking. When people look to you for direction, whether it’s one person or hundreds, the power you wield can make or break a business. That is why it is important to consider what it takes to be a great leader. It’s your job to encourage, inspire, and motivate your employees, so what’s the best way to do that? Below are a few tips you can use to take the first steps at becoming a great leader.
The chances are that you have heard of the term transferable skills. It has been circulating in the business jargon for quite some time now. Transferable skills mean skills that you have developed in one setting and can transfer to another. Setting, in the context of business, usually refers to your workplace. In other words, you develop certain skills at your current company that you will be able to transfer to a new company in the future.
Building a great team requires great leadership. If you notice your team is not as productive as usual, they seem burnt out, they have a lack of motivation, or they seem distracted, then it is time to step up and implement some team building strategies. There are many team building strategies out there, but I would like to share four that I believe can help out every team leader.
Some people are natural born leaders, but how can someone who wasn’t born a leader become one? You can learn from the current managers in your company, get insights from your personal experiences, or even do research to find out what are some of the traits good leaders have. Confidence, honesty, bravery, and good communication skills are some of these traits, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that every leader has all of these traits. As a matter of fact, history has shown us many leaders who all had their own unique skills. If you want to improve your leadership skills, whether it is to better your future at your job, to help out your community, or simply to improve other areas in your life, follow these tips.
Leading a team is a great responsibility; it requires great foresight, listening skills, a vision, and the ability to empower those who work with you, not just beneath you. While there are many different leadership styles, I think the right leader can adapt to their team to ensure everyone is getting what they need and the team continues to reach their goals and push on. So how do you know if you’re effectively leading your people? Well, to start you can ask yourself a few simple questions.
Finally our third question of the day, now that we know who should be on the team, and how we get a team up and running, if you have a high performing team it’s almost like a finely tuned car, how do you maintain the car to keep it at a regular and consistent basis performing at a high level? It makes sense that since you invested so much time, energy, and resources creating a team, once the team is in place it truly is worth the time to extract the most value from it.
Good afternoon everybody. The title for the presentation today has the word “Architecting” in that. That was intentional because I think in many ways designing and architecting a leadership team go hand-in-hand. I’m always reminded of the old saying, “form follows function” and so talking about how to create and architect a leadership team for high performance then becomes the goal. Architecting too because it can be proactive, it can be a planful process, and it gives you as sense of what success looks like once the team is in place and high levels of performance are reached. And finally it leads to desired outcomes in terms of what does the team focus on, and in a way (if I can borrow from a construction analogy) you’re basically sourcing your talent, aligning your talent, and blending the talent to create a high performing team.