Every business owner has their own tricks of the trade for business success, but the essential skills they all need to master fall under:
T.L.C. – Time, Leadership and Communication
In my last piece, I looked at the challenges and solutions involved with time management We talked about the importance of identifying minor tasks and trusting others to help you manage small jobs. This week, we’re going to talk about what it means to be a leader.
Business leadership is more than being able to effectively manage your staff and the growth of your business. A true leader’s fundamental role has been – and shall continue to remain – making people capable of joint performance through common goals and values. The key to being a great leader is not to get people to do what you want them to do. It’s about getting those people to WANT to do what you want them to do.
Some of the best ways to inspire that personal growth in your team is to:
- Make them feel appreciated
- Learn to praise in public.
- Include your staff in the decision making process.
- Develop a set of common goals, common values and clear objectives.
Business Leadership’s Role Today
It’s critically important today more then ever to let our employees know that they are appreciated and valued for their work. As leaders we should learn to praise often and in public and, if necessary, reprimand only in private.
By including your staff in the decision making process they will feel vested in the company and know they are valued. When individuals are a part of the decision making process for your business they will have buy-in to the success of what ever it is you are trying to achieve. As leaders we should be developing a set of common goals, shared values, clear and unifying objectives to which everyone in the organization can commit.
When your employees and team members feel like they are part of the success of your business and that their decisions make a positive impact on the company, they are more likely to put their best into their work every day. If you are a larger organization, it’s also important to inspire your managers to be great leaders. If that’s an area where your team could use a little help, contact me to discuss The Growth Coach’s strategic manager program.
If you are struggling in any of these areas or would like to take your company to the next level, we can help you. We have a proven process to help your company grow.