Make a commitment to success. It may sound simplistic, but leadership starts with believing in the company and having a vision for its success. That vision when communicated rubs off on all that work at the company. In this way, your vision of success breeds success among your employees.
Good communication is one of the mandatory traits required of all of today’s leaders. Be especially clear to your team about what they need to know to do the task the deadline of the completion. Keep checking to make sure projects stay on track. You don’t want to have an attitude in which you feel you know everything. While you may truly be a great leader, you can always learn from your peers. You can get suggestions from them to better, execute, or find issues with your plan.
You will be judged by your subordinates on your decision making. Everything you do, including whom you promote, will affect the opinions of others. Showing favoritism instead of rewarding your employees on their individual merits can undermine productivity and reduce corporate morale.
Make sure that you are approachable. Spend time with your employees. Let them come to you with their concerns. If you have a busy schedule, try and find an hour or two when you can handle interruptions. Make sure your employees know that they should feel comfortable approaching you with any concerns or questions during these hours.
Once you become a leader, do not make the mistake of believing your job is done. While you may have won the first part of the battle, there is a lot more to come. You have to work hard every day to show people that you deserve to be where you are. You need to set goals that are high for yourself, but make … Read More