Being a manager and being a leader are two different things, but do you have the qualities of a fantastic leader.
Communicate the news that you can, so minds don’t wander. If share the same vision it will happen but if half of the people in your team are going one avenue and the other half are going down another that’s a team working inefficiently.
Adjust your Leadership style
You have many different communication styles and personalities on your team. Don’t think that you can manage everyone the same way, and don’t assume everyone likes to be managed the way you liked to be managed.
Your team wants to enjoy going to work, if you love your job then your business will succeed.
Raise your hand
When your team see you putting in extra hours, they are inspired to jump in and follow your lead.
Focus your time
It’s the 80:20 principle. Focus the majority of your time and attention on the 20% of your team and projects that generate 80% of your results.
Your direct reports want feedback, and it’s crucial in making your team as productive as possible.
Set small milestones
If you can’t match last year’s numbers, set milestones that can be reached.
Empower through delegation
We know no one can do it as well as you can BUT you need to delegate to give yourself time to complete tasks more appropriate for your job role, for example, instead of spending time doing paperwork that someone else can do you could be out networking or making efforts to getting more clients.
People want to feel appreciated! A simple thank you note doesn’t cost a thing and it makes a huge difference.