What goes into being a good leader?
Having good leadership in a company is critical to its success. Without someone or some people to pave the way for a business, its practices will be generally aimless. Leadership's clear outlining of goals and motivation of employees to strive towards those goals is half the battle toward getting an enterprise where it wants to go.
This is easier said than done. According to a study by Development Dimensions International, 65 percent of employees are in some way un-enthused with the way management is handling its duties. How can you ensure leadership is doing its job and not suffering the dissatisfaction of its workers?
Peter Economy of Inc. Magazine provides some tips that can help you avoid such a situation.
- First off, realizing that your workers are human beings, not just predictable cogs in a machine, can go a long way in how you work with and lead them. Knowing that they will act in ways that you can't project and learning how to roll with those punches are valuable tools.
- You must also realize that taking leaps of faith can be necessary part of leading. Your employees need to see that you believe in what you're doing. "This often means taking risks to abandon the status quo to embrace what's new instead of what's old," says Economy.
- Perhaps most importantly, you have to do things that make your employees excited about coming to the office Mondays through Fridays. Having a culture that your workforce wants to engage in will ultimately be the deciding factor as to whether your business succeeds or not.
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