Being ahead of a team is very sought after. No matter the industry, everyone wants to be in charge. But being a boss shouldn’t be about trying to rule over people. It should be about what and how your leadership can impact a team of individuals who are helping your business succeed. Being a better boss is really not hard, it starts with being a decent person. Being a team leader includes but isn’t limited to…
Don’t flaunt your position or make people feel lower than you. Each team member is as valuable as another. You should respect the fact that without your employees, you wouldn’t have success.
Listen to your staff.
Take into consideration others thoughts, ideas and feelings. Not being able to listen and understand your staff makes communication with you and your employees difficult. If your staff feels like they can’t talk to you, how will anything get done?
Set clear goals.
Let your employees know what you want and how you want it from the start. Keeping a clear direction and setting standards will keep productivity going. This way you can give your employees more freedom to do their projects but know that they know what the end goal is.
Empower your team.
You hired the most capable employees to be a part of and represent your business. Treat them that way. Give them the tools necessary to get the job done and allow them to get the job done but in their way. The work will be better and both you and your employees will be happier.
One on One time.
Get to know those who work for you. Your staff shouldn’t be strangers. You should work on building relationships with those who work for you. It promotes better communication and likelihood of them coming to you when in need of help.
Give your employees the acknowledgment they worked so hard to get. Shining spotlight on those who deserve it, is a way to make your staff feel like they are doing their jobs right. It gives them motivation to keep going and to work harder.
If you believe in what your team can do and how they can execute an outcome, your team will believe it too.
Make it personal.
It’s nice to ask how your employees are doing. Checking up on your staff sometimes is nice. Doesn’t have to be often. But you’re a human, act like one sometimes.