Leaders always have their hands full as organizations try to grow and prosper. The leader’s job is never an easy task. There is a lot of responsibility within this position and leadership has to improve every day to bring continued success to the business. Every leader is different in both personality and temperament, but a solid game plan for leadership makes sense, especially for our Central Ohio companies as we head quickly into 2014.
Dale Carnegie Training offers the following nine leadership tips that will help bring additional success to the companies and organizations across and around Columbus:
- Treat every employee as a team member: From the most veteran worker to one that has just been hired, teamwork means more focus and increased opportunity.
- Become a better listener: Just as important of a skill as leadership, listening is essential. Information and strategy together only come from assessment and understanding.
- Communicate mission and core values: On an almost daily basis, principles, values, and mission must be part of conversation and planning. The corporate identity brings people together.
- Allow both risk and creativity: The good news is that you cannot have one without the other. Improvements happen when chances are taken and allowed.
- Keep things easy and simple: Overthinking gets leadership nowhere. Break things down into chunks and results happen.
- Be ethical and honest: Trust drives quality leadership. An open door and a straightforward manner goes a long way.
- Focus on corporate culture: The heart of every good company is the culture and climate. Culture is all inclusive and it can truly motivate people into action.
- Engage management and employees: Employee involvement brings both talent and ideas together. Engagement is key.
- Learn one new thing every day: Research and read how to improve your leadership style and bring better results to the team. Leadership drives success.
Leaders have their hands full as we head into 2014. Teamwork and communication make for a better organization; after all, organizations are people with a focus!
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