Being a leader comes naturally to some. But that doesn’t mean that a little training here and there isn’t going to help the situation get better. Leadership is about being patient, forgiving and motivating, all interwoven into one beautiful and likable package. And for this to happen, it’ll need some patience coming from your part since acquiring the needed leadership skills takes time as well as experience. Here are some of the tips you can use in your quest to becoming the best version of a leader than you can be:
Learn to Uplift and Not Bring Down
We all know that one boss that everyone is afraid of. Just from the way they yell and belittle an employee on the wrong makes everyone cringe and shrink in fear. Well, if you have the misfortune of having a boss such as that, then you don’t have a leader in your hands. If you want to be an incredible leader, then your first order of business is to learn how to encourage instead of tearing down.
Of course your followers might make a few mistakes here and there. To err is human. So instead of yelling at them, how about to show them how it’s done. Note that the latter will take a lot of patience and understanding – the two attributes that will take some time before one can master.
Learn to Celebrate Small Achievements
Remember the Chinese dictum ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’? I bet you do. Therefore, learning to celebrate the first step will encourage you and your followers to look forward to the second step. Then the next step and the one after it. and before you know it, you and your followers would have achieved so much within a very short period of time.
Join an Organization to Train You
You might want to join a reliable organization such as Global Vision International to equip you with the necessary skills to become the best version of a leader that you can be. In there, they’ll give you proven ideologies on how to get better and if followed, you’ll immediately start seeing change which is always a good thing in the end.
Reward Your Team
Though they may not say it out loud, your team loves being recognized. It not only motivates them but also makes them feel appreciated. And when people feel appreciated, they tend to do more. Therefore, being the shrewd leader that you are, it should be your ultimate goal to ensure that you are keeping your team motivated by rewarding them even for the seemingly smallest achievements such as showing up on time.
Understanding that leadership is more of a servant than being a boss is exactly what will give you a boost as far as your leadership skills are concerned. Just make sure you are taking it a step at a time and you’ll get better in due course. It goes without saying that you’ll make mistakes from time to time.
If that ever comes to happen, then you’ll be better off apologizing for it and learning from the mistakes. Most leaders tend to see themselves as better than their followers. That’s a wrong move. Just because you are a leader doesn’t mean the people you are leading are your subjects. Therefore, learn to treat them with all due respect as humility is what makes a leader great.