When we think of leadership, we often think of historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. Winston Churchill or Coco Chanel . Or modern day well-known trailblazing female leaders like , Arianna Huffington – Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and Michelle Obama – Former Lawyer and First Lady.
But what if you were a lesser known work place manager leading a small team or bossbabe of your start- up, read on to find 6 traits you could adopt that would make you a no lesser great leader albeit on a smaller, less grandeur scale .
Being a good leader at work encompass being a good communicator who clearly spells out expectations. They also, foster good communication between their team which goes further than leveraging chats, emails, and texting groups to bring their team together around workplace issues. They don’t just offer tools for networking—they help develop a sense of how to communicate effectively.
A good leader is someone who people are not afraid to approach with a question or concern. Sometimes the office door needs to be closed. But when it doesn’t, leave it open, and maybe even have a bowl of candy or some coffee for visiting employees. They shouldn’t dread your office like they did the principal’s; they should know it’s a safe haven they can turn to for help if needed.
Leading with example is the hallmark of a good a great leader. If you’re in tuned with the mission of your company and care about what your business does, that enthusiasm will be contagious and expand to your workers. Read up regularly on your field, network at events and attend conferences to be a cutting edge player in your line of work.
A good leader in the workplace cares about their employees and shows it. Remembering the details of their lives and asking follow up questions (in an unobtrusive way) about spouses, children, parents, and life events shows that they care about their employees.
Everybody loves a boss who does nice things for the team, whether it’s renting a food cart for lunch or taking everyone to a movie. Bosses and managers who use rewards to motivate their team rather than threats and punishments will find they have a much more effective workforce under their employ.
As much as no one wants a tyrant for a boss, they also don’t want a soft touch. A good leader needs to be firm and resolute and also know when to put their proverbial foot down in a respectful way, whether it’s breaking up a water-cooler party or discussing mismanaged time with an employee. Clarify your principles and rules and stick to your guns—although per our earlier points, know when to bend the rules for extenuating circumstances.
Use the above tips to harness your leadership role . It goes without saying that to treat others with respect and the way you would like to be treated is the foundation which all great leadership should be built on.
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By| womenwhoslay @womenwhoslay