06 July 2017

To achieve great success, your leadership to your team must drive motivation and teamwork

If you’re a business owner, the last thing you want is to know that your team is dreading coming to work each day. Your employees spend the majority of their time at work, so it is important for you to do all you can to make that time enjoyable, significant and well-spent.

Nobody wants to be that insufferable colleague that everybody hates, much more an unbearable boss. Most leaders would try everything just to be ‘cool’ in the eyes of their employees, and sometimes they overdo it and become the opposite of what they’re supposed to be. Actually, you don’t really need to try too hard.

Be knowledgeable

To establish a gratified and effective team, you need to make sure to be knowledgeable in every area of your field, and to have the resources necessary to collect the data you are lacking. You must be responsible and thorough in your direction of others. You need to be able to stay well-connected in your industry.

The more knowledgeable you are as a business leader, the more inspiring it is for your team members to come to you for guidance.

Be efficient and practical

To be a great leader, you need to understand the basic principles of management and utilise a varied range of those principles to direct the distinctive and individual needs each team member presents you with. It’s essential to be thoughtful and masterful when making decisions and also when finding solutions to problems.

When direction and expectations are clearly communicated to your team members, success comes with more ease. These practical skills are crucial to establishing a happy and productive working environment.

Be positive and cheerful

To be a delightful person to others is not something you can quickly become if it’s not your true nature.  However, there are certain behaviors that can make you become easy to get along with. Successful leaders are secure in their own well-being. Each day you need to set a positive tone for the team with an upbeat, helpful attitude.

A business leader who is cold and mechanical will, more often than not, get their team off on the wrong foot each day. Remember that it is rather difficult to achieve success under oppressive and negative working conditions.

Be a stress reliever, not a stress inducer

Stress in the workplace increases your team’s potential to short circuit, lose patience and treat others poorly. The measure of a great leader is when he prides himself on being emotionally intelligent and capable of self-control. It’s important to know how to manage your own stress, as well as to be more masterful in managing the stress of your team members when it is most needed. To reduce stress, ensure your team members have the necessary time to nurture and take of themselves personally and professionally. Nobody wants to work for a boss that causes stress instead of alleviating stress.

Be an effective motivator

A great leader is self-motivated and able to motivate others. Effective leaders continually ask themselves how they can develop team morale with new strategies to keep passions peaked.

What you need to do in order to become a good motivator is to cultivate the relationship between happiness and achievement of your team. Inspire your team by redefining goals as part of something larger. The more helpful the environment between individual team members, and between team members and their leader, the more united and successful they all become together.

Be an advocate of quality

The leader’s focus should be on the quality of what his team produces.  As important as volume and productivity may be on the front-end, it is the quality of the services and reliability of the product being sold that ultimately defines the value of the trade.

Encourage the productive use of time, skill and knowledge, and understand that the most successful and fulfilled teams are those who experience significant outcomes. Team members have to value who they are, the product or service they sell and the importance of delivering quality results.

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