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6 Tips for Becoming a Great Leader

In every organization, there is an order of management that helps maintain the entire operation to work effortlessly. There are certain actions that need to be taken, as well as things to avoid, in order to become a great leader for your association. Often times, managers get stuck in the mindset of repeatedly allocating all tasks to their employees to get done individually, rather than working with their team to produce actual results. An excellent leader carries superior guidance skills in order to steer their team and organization to success. Consider these tips moving forward to help you become a great leader.

  1. Motivate Your Team. Motivating your employees is a great way to start guiding your team. Do not take for granted that your workers are just there for financial reasons. Your principles are what drives your employees to stay within the organization instead of resigning or quitting. When you guide your workers respectfully, then in return they will give you their greatest effort. Refrain from punishing your entire department for what one employee is guilty of doing. If you notice one of your employees being late then confront that employee individually. Prior to terminating an employee, examine whether he be better off in another department. He may thrive there.
  2. Show Concern. Showing concern for your team’s well-being is always appreciated. Ask your employees how they feel about their job on a constant basis and take their concerns seriously. Take note on what you could be doing to make their jobs better. Inspire them to be straightforward with you. Then, take force based on what has been addressed from your workers. Suggest benefits that your employees can make use of. If your workers are having family issues, then be more understandable that they might need additional time to prepare their children for school in the morning or picking them up after school hours in the afternoon. Maintain a positive mindset towards your team. Keep in mind that you cannot be successful without your employees – so it’s your job to keep them happy.
  3. Reward Your Employees. An effective leader is excellent at taking notice to his employees’ strengths and makes sure to commend them for their efforts often. A wise leader is aware that making their employees happy equals productivity. Go out of your way to encourage your workers in public and private settings. Mention and acknowledge your team’s achievements. As a result, your workers are more probable to believe that you do appreciate their work performance.
  4. Set Goals. Setting goals for your association is key. You do not want to be the type of individual who is known to constantly have radically idealistic goals that are never reached. Instead, you want to become known as the type of person who sets consistent goals that wind up being exceeded. Never be the type of person who is not willing to go beyond your expectations. You will be taken as someone who lacks the desire to make a success.
  5. Give Expectations. You should make your employees aware of what is expected. Having actual goals enables your employees and keeps them concentrated on their tasks. You should definitely outline what is expected, enforce deadlines, and show how you will carry out the outcome. Provide your employees with a rapid response that is focused on their task. This technique could help your association excel. Practice having your employees meeting together in small groups or individually so you could provide detail on their work.
  6. Maintain Standards. Maintain the topmost standards. You want to avoid being a manager who is continually shouting or harshly criticizing when errors are made. Instead, become a leader for your department and act as someone who wants to be followed. Try to be tougher on yourself than you are on your workers. Your employees may notice your ambition and your standards that you have for yourself and may try to mimic you because they admire you.

As a leader, you are not supposed to handle everything on your own. Your requirement as a leader is to educate your team on how to perform excellent work. Start out by giving your employees tasks that can be corrected if they have made mistakes. Then, continuously give them tasks with higher responsibility as you come to full awareness of their strengths and flaws.

6 Tips for Becoming a Great Leader

In every organization, there is an order of management that helps maintain the entire operation to work effortlessly. There are certain actions that need to be taken, as well as things to avoid, in order to become a great leader for your association. Often times, managers get stuck in the mindset of repeatedly allocating all tasks to their employees to get done individually, rather than working with their team to produce actual results. An excellent leader carries superior guidance skills in order to steer their team and organization to success. Consider these tips moving forward to help you become a great leader.

  1. Motivate Your Team. Motivating your employees is a great way to start guiding your team. Do not take for granted that your workers are just there for financial reasons. Your principles are what drives your employees to stay within the organization instead of resigning or quitting. When you guide your workers respectfully, then in return they will give you their greatest effort. Refrain from punishing your entire department for what one employee is guilty of doing. If you notice one of your employees being late then confront that employee individually. Prior to terminating an employee, examine whether he be better off in another department. He may thrive there.
  2. Show Concern. Showing concern for your team’s well-being is always appreciated. Ask your employees how they feel about their job on a constant basis and take their concerns seriously. Take note on what you could be doing to make their jobs better. Inspire them to be straightforward with you. Then, take force based on what has been addressed from your workers. Suggest benefits that your employees can make use of. If your workers are having family issues, then be more understandable that they might need additional time to prepare their children for school in the morning or picking them up after school hours in the afternoon. Maintain a positive mindset towards your team. Keep in mind that you cannot be successful without your employees – so it’s your job to keep them happy.
  3. Reward Your Employees. An effective leader is excellent at taking notice to his employees’ strengths and makes sure to commend them for their efforts often. A wise leader is aware that making their employees happy equals productivity. Go out of your way to encourage your workers in public and private settings. Mention and acknowledge your team’s achievements. As a result, your workers are more probable to believe that you do appreciate their work performance.
  4. Set Goals. Setting goals for your association is key. You do not want to be the type of individual who is known to constantly have radically idealistic goals that are never reached. Instead, you want to become known as the type of person who sets consistent goals that wind up being exceeded. Never be the type of person who is not willing to go beyond your expectations. You will be taken as someone who lacks the desire to make a success.
  5. Give Expectations. You should make your employees aware of what is expected. Having actual goals enables your employees and keeps them concentrated on their tasks. You should definitely outline what is expected, enforce deadlines, and show how you will carry out the outcome. Provide your employees with a rapid response that is focused on their task. This technique could help your association excel. Practice having your employees meeting together in small groups or individually so you could provide detail on their work.
  6. Maintain Standards. Maintain the topmost standards. You want to avoid being a manager who is continually shouting or harshly criticizing when errors are made. Instead, become a leader for your department and act as someone who wants to be followed. Try to be tougher on yourself than you are on your workers. Your employees may notice your ambition and your standards that you have for yourself and may try to mimic you because they admire you.

As a leader, you are not supposed to handle everything on your own. Your requirement as a leader is to educate your team on how to perform excellent work. Start out by giving your employees tasks that can be corrected if they have made mistakes. Then, continuously give them tasks with higher responsibility as you come to full awareness of their strengths and flaws.

John Foley, Jr

John Foley, Jr. is President and CEO of interlinkONE. interlinkONE provides software and marketing services for associations and professional societies to generate prospective member leads, increase engagement, and strengthen member retention.

John is a renowned international speaker who passionately speaks to associations in the areas of transformation, multi-channel marketing, social media, mobile, and content marketing. Some notable association affiliations include Mr. Foley’s involvement as a board member and acting CMO for the recently merged Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), as well as his membership with the Business Marketing Association and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He often takes part in the weekly Twitter chat for associations, “#assnchat,” and contributes content to many industry resources.

Learn more about John at http://JohnFoleyJr.com, and how interlinkONE can help you at http://interlinkONE.com and http://MarketWithMAX.com.