How to be a Great Leader of a Top Team
When you are an entrepreneur, you are a leader. You are at the forefront of the business or idea that you have come up with, and you need to take it to the next level by talking to the right people, hiring people with the most relevant skills and managing everything that comes with it. But what are the main, specific factors to know and learn that can help you be the best leader?
Arguably the most important, your communication skill. This is the difference between settling the big deal, hiring the most skilled worker and working with the best suppliers. You must always show clear communication that changes between people (you won’t speak to a manager and an apprentice in the same way), and that you always treat everyone with respect, not just by speaking, but effectively listening too.
Admitting you are Wrong
Simply put; sometimes, you will be wrong. But it takes a strong, smart person to admit to that error and work to fix it. Some people think that admitting you’re wrong shows that you are weak, but it is completely contrary. Honesty is the best policy, and people will respect you more and be more willing to share ideas to fix the solution if you tell them something went wrong.
T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More)
No one wants a manager who is stuck in there office all day, only appearing once or twice to say a few words. The employees wouldn’t consider them a leader, as they want the emotional connection with them, giving them more sight to the businesses vision and reason for doing the work they are.
If any employee needs support or guidance, you need to be there for them. Provide them with encouragement and any resources or materials that may get them looking up again. The more you positively interact with your team, the greater leader they will consider you.