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What Qualifies You as a Good Leader?

What makes you a Good Leader?

By ZoyaPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
What Qualifies You as a Good Leader?
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Being a good boss is crucial in any firm, but it's especially important for small businesses, according to Robbie Murphy, head of executive development at the University of Maryland's Charles Macarthur Campbell Institute of Leadership.

You have a lot more power in a smaller organization to set the tone. Several attributes, features, and attitudes appear to be common among CEOs who are regarded as good leaders by their subordinates.

These are some of them:

  • Participating in decision-making at all levels of the organization
  • Keeping the focus on the company's objective rather than its capacity to produce revenue.
  • Explicitly demonstrating the importance of acquiring new abilities
  • Encouraging people to pursue higher-level positions
  • Setting a positive example and encouraging others to do the same

Allocation of Responsibility

Your small business's structure will be decided by your decisions on who should do what and when, in other words, allocating tasks and responsibilities to your staff.

People are at the heart of every company, and in order to work well, they must understand what is expected of them. Typically, a small firm will begin with a few (or perhaps one) people handling all of the day-to-day tasks.

However, when the company expands, it will be required to hire additional employees to fill specialized jobs. As a manager, you'll be expected to spot new requirements and employ the right people to fill them.

Organizational Groups

Your small business's success should not be just your responsibility. The development of a company team is the pinnacle of an organization since it allows you to distribute responsibility and, as a function, boost production.

Employees in charge of your company's primary functions should make up your sales team.

A business team needs a leader who is appreciated by all team members in order to be productive. In exchange, the leader must appreciate the individual abilities of all members.

Each member should use his or her abilities to adjust for the deficiencies of others, demonstrating a strong sense of teamwork.

When employees make mistakes, they should be corrected rather than punished. Each team member should recognize their unique value to the business and be allowed to pursue other interests.

Managers' Advice

Poor supervision was found to be the most prevalent cause for persons leaving jobs in a 2002 research of 1000 departure questionnaires. They had a lousy manager, to put it bluntly.

Inadequate communication skills appeared to be the most important contributing factor to the sense of poor leadership.

How can you, as an employer, enhance your employee communication?

Take a look at a few of the ideas below:

  1. Pay attention to your surroundings. Listen carefully to what your staff has to say. Attempt this activity; record a discussion and then type even more than you could of what either individual said after you've stopped conversing. Listen to the recording while studying your notes after you're done. Test your memory and listening skills.
  2. Schedule at least a few times a month one-on-one meetings with your personnel. Having no distractions during these sessions will show them that you respect their feedback and that they have your entire attention.
  3. Notify those who will be impacted as soon as feasible when changes in the workplace are necessary. Don't let the news get around the grapevine; tell them directly.
  4. Communicate your values to your personnel. Individuals would be strategic thinkers or at least judgments that will be more pleasing towards you if they are knowledgeable of your system of values.
  5. Follow up with your staff on a frequent basis to see how they're doing. Don't let an employee's yearly performance review reveal that they aren't performing up to your expectations.
  6. Develop your professional language skill. Your capacity to effectively communicate information to your staff is strongly related to your reputation.
  7. If you have nasty labor to do, don't use e-mail. When dealing with an issue that includes intense emotions, it's best to do it face to face.

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