When you head a team of people, it’s crucial that you are a good leader. Otherwise, you can kiss goodbye to productivity, efficiency and even your job! If you’re a leader, how will you know if you’re doing well? Here are six telltale signs that you’re an awesome leader:
- You only lead when you need to do so
Some people feel like they must be assertive leaders 24/7. As you can appreciate, that can cause a toxic working environment. One of the signs you’re a good leader is when you do so when required.
- You lead because you love your job
One sad fact about some firms is they hire leaders that only have a goal to get promoted into senior management. You’re a good leader if you carry out your work because you love what you do. Not because you want your boss’s job!
- You evolve with the times
Tried and tested methods of doing things shouldn’t be set in stone. You’re a good leader if you know that fact and don’t mind breaking the rules, so to speak.
- You stand up for people
Have you ever taken folks to task if they’ve done something wrong to another worker? If that worker can’t speak up for themselves, you need to do that. Especially if the problem involves another leader who isn’t doing a good job like you!
- You don’t hire people for the sake of it
All good leaders know that their teams should have the right dynamic. It’s important to hire people that have a good skills and cultural fit into the environment.
- You know that change management is vital for your staff
People are creatures of habit. They don’t like to go into work one day and have to relearn everything they know to carry out their work! Here are some of the important aspects of a leader that embraces change management:
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