Wed 24 May 2017 10:05

5 Useful Leadership Don'ts

What to avoid if you want your team to be efficient and motivated? Trainings, courses and even online experts talk a lot about what you need to do to be a good leader.

There is a lot of information (from articles and books to memes in social networks) about a difference between a leader and a boss, many rules, diagrams, techniques and management styles. It is almost impossible to remember all this stuff.

You can start differently. People tend to remember anti/negative examples – maybe because they are more noticeable than positive ones. So many of us remember and apply better the rules that say DON'T DO it. So, by doing otherwise, in contrast to this DON’T, may help you to do right things in your daily leadership tasks. Today we are going to tell you about such DON’Ts that are important to remember. So, what to avoid, if you want to become a better leader of your team?

Don't be a taker instead of a giver

Leaders sometimes set themselves on a certain pedestal in the company, and just give tasks and demand decisions and problem solving. But as you know, one of the important differences between a leader and a boss is that a leader leads and acts himself, and the boss sits and watches others working. If you are a top manager or a business owner, do not choose the strategy of taking. Of course, your job is to hand out tasks, to delegate authorities and receive results, but do not confuse yourself with the superstar, who is sitting here to receive gifts and worship. You should give no less than get – this is exactly a normal energy balance and delegation of powers that will allow your team to feel that you are part of it, but not a strict slave owner. According to the job description you may not have to do the work prescribed to other people, but you can give not only by doing their duties. A good leader gives his enthusiasm, his vision, his energy and passion in his work, he gives right goals, thanks to its employees, adequately rewards their work. There are many ways and you will find them easily once you wish.

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Don't be a distant silent man

It is important to remember that leadership and management is about working with people. And people need to communicate, to ask questions, to receive important information about a company, they need conflict to be solved, and many other tasks associated with communication. If you are going to avoid communication, it is better to choose another job. Any head of a group of people have to deal with them. Don't be a distant boss, it is impossible to keep quiet, to avoid talking and contact, to avoid conflicts - this negativity will turn into a snowball. And this will inevitably affect the quality of your work. If you are too busy to talk to them, then you have bad priorities and bad planned working hours. Any company, its success is created by people. Therefore, a good relationship with your team (and inside the team) should be your top priority. It is important to be a real person, not a voice in the microphone, not a button in the messenger. Go to them and talk to them.

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Don't blame others for everything

In a team work, in case of failure, all the participants are equally a reason - not only those who carried out direct actions, but also those who had to organize and supervise a process. Even psychologists have their supervising psychologists, and doctors have their supervising doctors. It is important for your job to be controlled by another professional, and you should control your own subordinates and employees. In case of failure, the responsibility is equal between all, including you. If you are inclined to attribute lucks to yourself and failures to employees, you won't be a good leader. Many leaders, the same as fans of a football team, tend to say: "we won" but "they lost". Avoid this. It is much wiser to take responsibility and to plan work on mistakes than to shift the burden to other shoulders. Your team will not appreciate it highly.

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Don't avoid saying thanks

People are first and foremost human beings and their human needs, according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, are common, too. The need of acceptance, the need of respect of others, including professionals, is high enough in each person. You can pay your employee a good salary, can create a comfortable working space, give him reasonable tasks, but if you never tell him any single kind word, he will not feel encouraged and will not work at 100% (maybe up to a certain time, but that time is usually short). Encouragement, gratitude are the most important parts of the daily motivation. This does not mean that you should say words of flattery or undue praise with no reason, but in case of failure, you should thank your team for their participation, and in case of success - especially appreciate them for their efforts and hard work. Gratitude raises a very good team spirit and leads to joint victories.

Don't neglect their opportunities

Many leaders are accustomed to take all responsibilities. This is also true about challenges and decisions that their subordinates can make. Everyone has his tend to grow in the work, and not only to do it well and to be accepted as a professional. Delegate your powers to them. Give your employees the opportunity to grow and to develop, to make their own decisions, to explore a certain power within their capabilities and without harm to the common work. This simple rule inspires - you'll be surprised with talents and capability of your employees! And you, their best leader, will be rewarded with an excellent quality of work and a great success of your business.

© Assiomatica SA

5 Useful Leadership Don'ts

5 Useful Leadership Don'ts

Posted on 2017-May-24

There is a lot of information (from articles and books to memes in social networks) about a difference between a leader and a boss, many rules, diagrams, techniques and management styles. It is almost impossible to remember all this stuff.

You can start differently. People tend to remember anti/negative examples – maybe because they are more noticeable than positive ones. So many of us remember and apply better the rules that say DON'T DO it. So, by doing otherwise, in contrast to this DON’T, may help you to do right things in your daily leadership tasks. Today we are going to tell you about such DON’Ts that are important to remember. So, what to avoid, if you want to become a better leader of your team?

Don't be a taker instead of a giver

Leaders sometimes set themselves on a certain pedestal in the company, and just give tasks and demand decisions and problem solving. But as you know, one of the important differences between a leader and a boss is that a leader leads and acts himself, and the boss sits and watches others working. If you are a top manager or a business owner, do not choose the strategy of taking. Of course, your job is to hand out tasks, to delegate authorities and receive results, but do not confuse yourself with the superstar, who is sitting here to receive gifts and worship. You should give no less than get – this is exactly a normal energy balance and delegation of powers that will allow your team to feel that you are part of it, but not a strict slave owner. According to the job description you may not have to do the work prescribed to other people, but you can give not only by doing their duties. A good leader gives his enthusiasm, his vision, his energy and passion in his work, he gives right goals, thanks to its employees, adequately rewards their work. There are many ways and you will find them easily once you wish.

Time Management Tips for a Good Leader

Don't be a distant silent man

It is important to remember that leadership and management is about working with people. And people need to communicate, to ask questions, to receive important information about a company, they need conflict to be solved, and many other tasks associated with communication. If you are going to avoid communication, it is better to choose another job. Any head of a group of people have to deal with them. Don't be a distant boss, it is impossible to keep quiet, to avoid talking and contact, to avoid conflicts - this negativity will turn into a snowball. And this will inevitably affect the quality of your work. If you are too busy to talk to them, then you have bad priorities and bad planned working hours. Any company, its success is created by people. Therefore, a good relationship with your team (and inside the team) should be your top priority. It is important to be a real person, not a voice in the microphone, not a button in the messenger. Go to them and talk to them.

Business Meeting: 5 Key Tips For Boss

Don't blame others for everything

In a team work, in case of failure, all the participants are equally a reason - not only those who carried out direct actions, but also those who had to organize and supervise a process. Even psychologists have their supervising psychologists, and doctors have their supervising doctors. It is important for your job to be controlled by another professional, and you should control your own subordinates and employees. In case of failure, the responsibility is equal between all, including you. If you are inclined to attribute lucks to yourself and failures to employees, you won't be a good leader. Many leaders, the same as fans of a football team, tend to say: "we won" but "they lost". Avoid this. It is much wiser to take responsibility and to plan work on mistakes than to shift the burden to other shoulders. Your team will not appreciate it highly.

Your New Team: Join and Lead!

Don't avoid saying thanks

People are first and foremost human beings and their human needs, according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, are common, too. The need of acceptance, the need of respect of others, including professionals, is high enough in each person. You can pay your employee a good salary, can create a comfortable working space, give him reasonable tasks, but if you never tell him any single kind word, he will not feel encouraged and will not work at 100% (maybe up to a certain time, but that time is usually short). Encouragement, gratitude are the most important parts of the daily motivation. This does not mean that you should say words of flattery or undue praise with no reason, but in case of failure, you should thank your team for their participation, and in case of success - especially appreciate them for their efforts and hard work. Gratitude raises a very good team spirit and leads to joint victories.

Don't neglect their opportunities

Many leaders are accustomed to take all responsibilities. This is also true about challenges and decisions that their subordinates can make. Everyone has his tend to grow in the work, and not only to do it well and to be accepted as a professional. Delegate your powers to them. Give your employees the opportunity to grow and to develop, to make their own decisions, to explore a certain power within their capabilities and without harm to the common work. This simple rule inspires - you'll be surprised with talents and capability of your employees! And you, their best leader, will be rewarded with an excellent quality of work and a great success of your business.

© Assiomatica SA