Being a leader of a company is not easy. There are a lot of people you have to deal with on a daily basis. You are lucky if some of them are good followers but also proactive at the same time. They can help you pull the business up. Unfortunately, most employees don’t have this personality. They would rather complain instead of just helping. They also argue all the time or feel negative about certain ideas.
Regardless of their personality though, you are managing them. You are the leader and you have to find a way to bring everyone together for the sake of the team. Here are some tips to help you lead them whether they are wonderful team members or are really difficult.
Be confident of yourself
Everything starts with yourself. You can only be a good leader if you believe in your skills and potentials. It does not mean though that you have to brag about it all the time. You just have to make sure that when you give instructions or suggest something for the benefit of the company, you are certain of yourself. Otherwise, no one believe you and even respect you.
Understand your team
You have team members have different strengths and weaknesses. Find out what their strengths are so you can push them towards that direction and contribute to the success of the team. On the other hand, you also need to know what their weaknesses are. It does not mean you have to take them out of that responsibility, but you just have to find a way for them to work on something else. If there is time, they can work on that weakness to help the team.
When employees are motivated because of your kind words or because they have a sense of fulfillment, they will most likely do better. They will cooperate with you. They will also be a team player who will work for whatever is best for the company.
Have a personal connection
The problem with some team leaders is that they tend to be really cold. They just tell people what to do. Once the job is done, their role as a leader is done. They leave the office and go their own way. This is not how you manage the team. You need to somehow establish a connection. You don’t need to be friends with everyone. You just have to find a way to ask them how they are, greet them in the morning, speak with them privately and extend help in whatever way you can. In doing so, they can view you more than just a person who keeps giving commands. You are a leader who also has a heart. This also goes without saying that if they say something back, you must be willing to accept it and not feel bad it.
Team dynamics in a company is really complicated. You just need to do your best since you are leading the group.
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