The leader must be the great influence and inspirer of your team's success, so it is essential that you possess, in addition to technical knowledge in the area, resource management skills. This article will address some key characteristics to develop leadership.
To know how to lead you need to have self-knowledge, recognize your strengths and weaknesses, know how to manage your emotions, be able to share needs and respect yourself. Only in this way will it be possible to establish limits and acquire respect from others.
Identify the talents of those led
After the acquired self-knowledge, a great ability is to identify in your led personality styles and character forces, so that you do not need to look for other professionals in the foreign market, but rather take advantage of the capabilities already existing in your team.
Know how to delegate
After identifying the talents and profile of the team members, it is necessary to know how to delegate the tasks according to the abilities of each one. However, care should be taken at this stage, because if you are not delegated in the proper way, those led may have an impression of authoritarianism or carelessness.
Why is delegating important?
1- Less centralization of activities;
2- Increased team engagement;
3- Greater learning of the team;
4- Greater sense of responsibility.
Not to be so pessimistic or so optimistic
We associate pessimism with a negative adjective, but in some cases it can help the leader to make better decisions, based on possible losses and risks, but in excess, it can generate tension and immobility in the team.Optimism can often be confused with idealism, generating false or unrealistic expectations. Therefore, a balance must be sought by the leader in leading the team.
According to studies by neuropsychologist Karla Benthien Potier, productivity can improve if the leader conveys confidence to his leaders. The demonstration of empathy, loyalty and concern for well being contributes to the internal humanization of relationships. Endomarketing is a set of strategies used to strengthen the relationship between employees and the company.
Involving is better than giving orders
Many employees fulfill their goals on a daily basis, simply because they have been imposed on them, but without knowing why they are doing it or what the subsequent stages of their activities are, which generates mechanical and purposeless work. For this it is necessary that the leader can instrumentalize the employees, that is, show reasons, reasons, benefits, advantages, losses and consequences, so that they have an understanding of the operation as a whole.
Research shows that when professionals are involved in discussions, decision making is more effective, as they feel participatory in the process. A leader, in addition to fulfilling his/her goals and objectives within the corporation, has the role of motivating and inspiring employees to be proactive.
Fear no conflict
Several conflicts are faced daily by the leader, so he should not fear them, nor customize them. Resilience is a good ally in dealing with crises, because it brings the notion of the impermanence of the problem.
It is important to avoid blame or victimisation and to focus on responsibility and resolution.
Build solid team and organizational environment
Employee turnover damages operations, so it is important to generate a good organizational climate and invest in employee training or improvement.
The feedback is not based on criticism, but on frequent and constant feedback about the team's performance in each process. Feedback should always be initiated with positivity and finally score improvements that are necessary.
Developing socio-emotional skills
Emotions are involved in the daily life of all professionals and are part of the decisions, so they must receive attention and be managed, both in the leader himself and in the employees.
Ethics within a corporation ensure the reputation of the company, this is the first characteristic that a leader should have, since it has access to confidential data and information of the company itself, customers and suppliers, thus requiring the utmost discretion.
Ethics is also the commitment to the moral values and principles of the group to which you belong.
Represent the company
When you are a leader you represent a company and also a team. Your behavior outside the work environment should remain one of integrity, similar to what you transmit within the company.
Keep up to date and market intelligence
A leader must have a comprehensive view and update on people, processes and models in force around the world. Knowing the competition, suppliers and other stakeholders (customers, government, agencies, investor, marketing, community and partners).
Time management is very important to the routine of the leader and his leaders, so it is necessary to differentiate what is urgent from what is important.
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