When an organization or business does not boast effective leadership roles, it’s hard for the company and its members to instill investment and trust in the business and its longevity. Thus, taking responsibility and showcasing a character exuding qualities of charisma, responsiveness, compassion and dominance within the organization, be it political or business wise, can compel the organization’s team to work together and have faith in the organization’s ability to grow and succeed.
As a leader, it’s pivotal to possess distinct personality traits and work ethic attributes to garner a group of driven, passionate people to promote an organization’s greater awareness, value, and accomplishment of its goals and influence. Without certain requirements, a team can crumble, without having a bedrock of values, organization and creative and artistic spirit that the organization is known, or strives, to represent.
Here are five leadership skills that can help foster a team of collaborate minds, intellectual thoughts, and passionate hearts, in order to cultivate the prosperity of an organization and its message and purpose long-term.
Successful organizations must maintain consistent, productive behaviors in order to both create a standard within the organization and its members and to be seen as a reliable, trustworthy company for its target market and consumers. Without a set regimen or an understanding of how things should get done, in the most efficient way, it’s hard to sustain trust in the organization’s abilities to expand and in the members’ knowledge of the organization’s direction and goals and the competencies required to produce consistently good work. As a leader, give direction as to how best to perform and stress the importance of consistent execution in order to stay on top as an organization and maintain a becoming image.
Being transparent with the organization and its methods, as a leader, can denote honesty and cooperation, where employees feel valued and up-to-date on the organization’s executions. Urge team members to own up to mistakes, knowing that as humans, slip-ups can happen, and while some might result in major setbacks, it’s easier and more time efficient to be honest and take direction action upon acknowledgment of the fault. Team leaders who instill a supportive, accepting atmosphere can translate such sentiments into their employees’ performances, as honest behavior increases trust and investment within the organization. A good leader should also provide feedback, in order to help employees receive the proper education they need to improve and serve the organization to their fullest abilities. Likewise, a leader should also encourage personal feedback from members, so that he or she can take note of shortcomings that he or she could work on moving forward.
Don’t Bail On Your Promises
When you make a promise to someone, it’s important to follow through, or at least do everything in your power to move the action forward to completion. However, breaking promises often happen too frequently within organizations, and backing out on your word can decrease trust amongst team members. As a leader, it’s important to be seen as reliable and honest, and so if there is an unforeseen problem that is hindering your ability to follow through on a set action, it’s pivotal to alert your team and explain the challenges. Plus, keeping everyone in the loop may help solve the problem, as many intellectual minds, collaborating together on tackling a project, are definitely better than one.
Encourage Partnerships & Camaraderie
When members of an organization do not communicate or get to know one another on a friendly basis, there’s often a lack of trust, openness and acceptance due to such a “foreign” environment. Good leaders should encourage intimate relationships (on a comrade, co-worker level, rather than romantic), in order for the organization to work efficiently. A great way to build relationships and trust within a company is to schedule team-building, corporate events. A great leader should mark these dates on the calendar and encourage everyone to bring a little play and creativity into the rather mundane workweek and to get to know one another on a more personal level.
Regulate Your Emotions
A great leader should have control over his or her emotions, remaining composed under pressure, authoritative when applicable, and compassionate when an employee might be struggling or vulnerable. There’s an ideal balance when handling personal emotions and those of an organization’s team. It’s hard for members to trust their leaders when the leaders cannot handle stress well or show any compassion when obstacles are met. Knowing how to effectively use tone, voice, verbiage and structure when communicating with an organization’s members is so important for fostering trust and creating an open, accepting atmosphere. Grasping this balance might take time, but without it, it’s hard for an organization to stay strong and work fluidly in order to achieve profitable growth.