In the effective functioning of a human body, each and every organ has a role to play! A healthy heart is supported by a healthy brain, a rigid muscular system, and so on. You cannot give the absolute credit of healthiness to any one particular organ. Just like a human body, an organisation or business is incomplete with the effective support of each and every employee.
When it comes to businesses, time is often regarded as money and employees the most ‘valued’ resources. The art of effective leadership will certainly accept the fact that it is the performance of the employee that is the most potent driving source of business success. During the early stage of a business, when time and budget are limited, the art of effective leadership ensures the flow of the best performance. According to a study, it was also suggested that majority of the employees who are unhappy with their job would rather quit a job because of unsatisfactory leadership. Needless to say, the performance of an employee and the leadership qualities of top management in an organisation is interrelated. Nobody enjoys working in a stressful environment, and when the ambience is not good, the result is least satisfactory.
In order to maintain productivity in your business, it is vital to understand the worst shortcomings in your leadership qualities. Have a look at the 5 habits that one should start avoiding now:
- Being a perfectionist who is too noisy with micro-details:
Micro detailing is not a positive word in teamwork! Accept the fact that human beings are vulnerable to make mistakes, and have the patience to forgive them. There is no point in getting lost in details- you are wasting the time of your team this way. Try balancing your intellect and logic with that of employees in your team.
- Focussing more on the team and neglecting the individual scope:
General work culture and having general meetings is a good idea, only if it is beneficial for the entire team. For instance, you are likely to discuss the accounts of your team, the use of latest technologies, or a simple exchange of technical information. But then, how important is the meeting for the content writer? It is also best to analyse the individualistic worth of your teammates- their strength, weakness, and experiences.
- Having vague expectations from the team:
Leadership has to be intuitive- nobody is going to read your mind and thus, it is very important for a leader to be expressive. Be clear about your ideas and feel free to express them with each and every teammate. Having vague expectations from the employees is totally an uncalled exercise.
- The inability to take decisions:
An indecisive mind cannot lead a team- the air of confusion and uncertainty is potentially dangerous for the entire organisation. Leaders who pose risk-taking attitude are winners. A leader can definitely fail- but he is not worried about the failure. Learning from each mistake is the attitude that every leader should have.
Since you are working with a team, you have to understand that everything what a team does is ‘teamwork’. No matter how brilliant you are with your work, you should designate tasks to your teammates. Self-confidence is good unless it becomes over-confidence. Have that little faith in your team!