Leaders have different philosophies and it’s understandable if you decide to use what you believe in as a guide as you lead your company. It doesn’t mean though that your leadership style will work. Several factors could affect your effectiveness as a leader. However, if you see these signs, it shows that you’re not doing a great job and something has to change.
Your employees don’t seem happy when you’re around
You will feel it
when your employees aren’t happy with you because some of them couldn’t hide
it. Once you arrive, that will start changing
their emotions and their faces would show it. Others would even dare
tell it to your face that the workplace isn’t a comfortable environment. If
your employees express frustration or anger, you’re doing things wrong.
Regardless of the reason, you’re on top of the team so you need to gather your
employees to determine what you can do to improve the situation.
employees don’t feel well about your leadership, they won’t be
motivated to work hard. If you see that they’re not as productive as
they used to be and it affects the overall performance of the company, there’s something
wrong with your leadership. You have to know what can spark the fire
among your employees to make them want to work again.
investors start to move away
You need your
current investors to stay and at the same time attract new people to invest in
the company. If you see that no one wants to collaborate with you, or you start
losing some of your top investors, it’s a sign that you’re doing a terrible
job. The decrease in the number of investors show lack of confidence.
seem to have close friends
Yes, you don’t
need to have friends at work, but it doesn’t mean you have to hate everyone.
It’s still possible for you to establish a good relationship with the members
of your team. If you feel that no one wants to talk to you or trusts you with
anything, if shows that people don’t like your leadership style. If not, you
have failed to at least take measures to be close to the people you work with.
Your success also depends on your
working relationship with other people, so you need to change your
attitude at work.
No one does
when you ask your employees to work on certain tasks, and no one seems to
listen to you. It shows that your words don’t matter to anyone, and you’re not
respected as a leader. It doesn’t mean people should be frightened by you, but
it’s a good thing if you can make employees work based on your vision.
It’s time to
shake things up and change your attitude if you want to be the kind of leader
people listen to and respect. You still have time to turn things around.
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