Good Leadership and TeamWork
Leaderships skills have a lot in common with good team work skills. Communication is key and you have to work together with others to complete the job. When you are a leader, your job is all about working with others well.
Make it easy
The Eagles said "Take it easy" but as a leader you must MAKE things easy to understand for everyone. It is important to focus on the important things. When you know what the big picture is, you can focus on the details. Try to simplify your work. Allow you and your team positive thinking time.
Engage your Team
Make sure to engage people as a leader. You must learn how to motivate, involve, and excite others. Inspire them to engage their passions, strengths, skills, and creativity in the tasks at hand. Do what you can to acknowledge and appreciate each person's contributions and efforts. You should make them all feel like they did something to move the project forward and remember, there is no "I" in "team".
Trust and Honesty
Good leaders should be honest with their team. Do what you can to tell the truth. Remain authentic. When you tell the truth, do so kindly. Be open about any mistakes that have occurred. Mistakes will happen, so you need to accept them. It is those mistakes that you can use to find a new solution. They can provide you with nearly limitless opportunities. One of the most important aspects of any leader is the ability to create a sense of trust among their employees. Employees who trust their supervisor are willing to do more to help the company succeed than those who do not trust their supervisors. Always be truthful when dealing with employees.
Being a great leader is very similar to being a great team mate. The same basic skill are required. However, there are some differences as well, such as more responsibility.
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Paulie wrote on November 17, 2015, 2:18 AM
This is an excellent article about business leadership. Yes, the important thing is getting employees to be all functioning as a team. The challenge is handling the person who thinks he is better or more than other members.
luisga814 wrote on November 17, 2015, 2:21 AM
I agree with you. Always be true with your employees. In the institution I am working right now, it seems that the top management had a good leadership style but some of the employees are not agree of their leadership style. That is why there is no teamwork.
CoralLevang wrote on November 17, 2015, 7:01 AM
I appreciate this article. Too many "Managers" are not really leaders.
cmoneyspinner wrote on November 17, 2015, 12:30 PM
Nice primer. Shared this to my Google+ business page. FYI.
MegL wrote on November 17, 2015, 1:05 PM
Thank you very much. It's appreciated.1
markgraham wrote on November 17, 2015, 1:56 PM
Very good points, but do not forget ethics and to have empathy as well.
MegL wrote on November 17, 2015, 6:24 PM
Yes, that's very true. Thank you.
markgraham wrote on November 17, 2015, 6:45 PM
You are welcome and I was not sure that it fit with your article.
MegL wrote on November 18, 2015, 2:57 AM
Ethics is vitally important in business leadership. Empathy is important too.
markgraham wrote on November 18, 2015, 10:06 AM
I really wasn't sure on the empathy with the way that businesses do their business now a days. I assumed business was like any other field.