“A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason. “
Not everybody is a born leader! But every organization needs employees with great leadership skills. Why?
Leadership and management go hand-in-hand. If your organization has great leaders, you’re on the path to succeed. This is because leaders are change managers who play a transformational role in a company’s attempt to rise above market challenges.
But, what are the signs of true leaders?
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Let’s dive into the most common leadership behaviors that can help your organization succeed in the long run. Although there are numerous leadership practices that lead to great outcomes, we’ll narrow it down to top three:
Offers a sense of belonging, meaning, and purpose to employees
An employee who finds purpose in work feels happier, which in turn boost their productivity. Leaders should thus offer the employees what they want — purpose. For this, employees can be given the chance to connect with and meet people/clients they are serving. When employees realize that their efforts are being valued in the company and are making a difference in the world, it increases their motivation to perform better.
Build Trust towards Achieving Business Goals
It is important for any leader to understand the significance of building trust with the employees. Remember, trust is a pillar your organization’s leadership should stand on. A leader should develop trust in the following ways:
- Listening first
- Practicing accountability
- Confronting reality
- Creating transparency, and
- Clarifying expectations
Trust between employees and leaders leads to improvement in the employee performance ratings, which can be clearly noticed by the customers.
Open and Transparent Communication
Communication is an important aspect of leadership management. This means a leader should have the qualities of practicing consistent, effective, predictable, thoughtful, reliable, compassionate, and courteous communication with the peers. A leader should not be ‘bossy’ and should interact with employees politely and in a transparent manner. This is because nothing makes someone feel more valued than knowing everything has been communicated well to them.
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