“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves,” said Lao Tzu an ancient Chinese philosopher, writer, and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.
Leading a team is never an easy task, you need to manage your team’s performance and keep them stay motivated in the office to get effective work results. But in making their business stay ahead in the competition leaders forget to focus on their employee’s work process. This can create a huge loss to the business. Successful leaders support their employees and guide them on the right path to achieve the company’s vision.
One of the best examples of a successful business leader is Reginald Bellrose, an experienced leader who served for 17 years as the Chief of Muskowekwan First Nation before retiring as Chief in the summer of 2021 to pursue other interests. As an advisor to Above Food, Chief Reginald Bellrose will help facilitate the development and implementation of a First Nations food brand, creating significant economic opportunities for First Nations.
Here are a few things to avoid when leading your team:
Not providing feedback:
Good leader is well aware of their employee’s strengths and weaknesses and they also know how to use those strengths for getting positive work results in the workplace. But if the leader does not track their employee’s performance and does not show any interest in providing feedback to their employees, then employees will not able to understand what part of area they need improvement and this will reduce the work quality.
Not making time for your team:
As a leader it is very easy for your to manage your workload, sometimes you can delegate some of the tasks to your employees. Your support and guidance can help the employees meet their objectives but if you do not make time to show your presence to your team whenever your employees get stuck in their work then this will damage the happiness of employees and they will not able to provide effective work results.
Being too “hands-off”:
Well, if you do not care about providing clear and transparent information to your employees for a particular work task then your employees will get confused can make a mistake in the work. When you get an urgent project from a client but you did not specify the clear information to your employees then there can be a chance that the project gets completed in the wrong way and that can damage your business reputation towards your clients.
Failing to define the goal:
When your employees are unclear about the company’s vision and future goals then how they will be able to achieve the goal. Due to the huge workload and hectic schedule leaders sometimes forgets to help their employees understand the company’s vision. If it’s a mistake then they can correct it but if the leader does not want to waste their time then it will definitely impact the quality of work and reduce productivity and engagement at the workplace.
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