AND UNSUCCESSFUL BUSINESS LEADERS
1. Create a feeling of energy, fun and excitement in the organisation
Unsuccessful: settle for who you are; accept your limitations; let morale take care of itself.
Many leaders have a great attitude – sometimes known as a “can do” attitude and irrespective of whether they have the skills to do the specific job, they have the inspiration and focus to motivate their team to see the vision and this creates a certain energy that allows all to harness the opportunity. Take a look at a sport coach (this is a form of leadership) and look at the focus required to get their team to be the best they can be and to realise the objective.
It is important to set clear goals / objectives for yourself and your team to that the energy is channelled on achieving that objective. Never take your eyes off the goal. Yes, you may want to refine, reflect and re-visit that objective, yet do it with an informed and comprehensive approach.
Working in a fun environment doesn’t mean we have a party every day. It means we value our time at work and as leaders we create an enjoyable experience for each of the team. Recruitment of the right person for the right job goes a long way with achieving the best fit and with that comes the opportunity to have that fun environment. A fun environment contributes to the team 's results and retention.
2. Be a good communicator and listen more than you talk
Unsuccessful: limit the information you pass on, fill your calendar 24/7
Let’s make a connection.
Be Interested: People are interesting if we only give them the chance.... our choice is to truly engage in those opening moments of a conversation which can make or break all that follows.
Listen Intently: When we truly listen it shows that we value the other person and what they say. Listen also to what is not said.
Ask Questions :Remember the goal is to create a connection, nor just a forgettable