10 Awesome Tips for Being a Better Leader
Being a great leader ain’t easy. As in an effective, inspiring, well-respected leader for your company.
Consider these tips when upping your leadership game:
1. Lead by example.
Leaders need to exhibit the right attribute not just tell. If you want your employees or mentees to be punctual or do the right thing, make sure you lay a good example.
2. Be humble.
A leader must be humble which enable your followers/employees and mentees to appreciate you. There’s a difference between a leader and a boss. While both are in charge, a leader shares the spotlight and is comfortable crediting others.
3. Effective Communication.
A leader needs to ensure that when they communicate with others, the information they are passing are heard and understood. A leader must also have a listening ear to receive feedback from others as communication is a two way thing
4. Make every meeting/Networking productive.
As the saying goes, time is money. So, of course, you should want to limit tangents and other time wasters during meetings. If you have an effective team in place, there should be no need for micromanaging
5. Know your limits.
Even the kindest, most caring leader has limits. Set your boundaries and stick to them. Knowing what you will not tolerate can save everyone in the office a lot of frustration, and keeping boundaries clear means there’s no confusion.
6. Have a Mentor in Place.
The best leaders out there know when they need help, and they know where to turn to in order to get it. Find someone you trust for advice when things get tough can make all of the difference.
7. Be Emotionally Aware.
To make every relationship last, you need to be emotionally intelligent, be sensitive to different points of view and different backgrounds. When using your head to do what’s best for your yourself, don’t forget to have a heart.
8. Be Aware common pitfalls of leadership.
Be aware of common mistakes,everyone makes mistakes, but some of them are avoidable. Learn from past mistakes made by others to avoid being a victim too.
9. Learn from the past.
Learn from others past as a means to avoid threading the same path.
Think about what the people you admire do well, and consider what went wrong for those who end their careers in scandal or disgrace. Lessons can be found everywhere.
10. Keep Improving.
Leaders are constantly learning and always trying to improve themselves. There’s always something that you can work on or a new skill to master.
Keep your mind open to new ideas and possibilities.