By Amrit Hallan
A good leader has a great impact on the success and failure of a business
project. Leadership is all about channelizing the skills and abilities of
your subordinates towards the designated goal. A leader always encourages
the team, keeps it focused on the main objective, nourishes individual
talent, and gives due credit where it belongs.
In this article we
throw some light on how you can lead your team better by following a few
simple rules. Your leadership qualities should arouse respect and not
fear. Remember a true leader is the one who never gives the hint of leading
but unleashes the potential of the others.
== PATIENCE IS VIRTUE
Be patient with them. They are not the sum total of their
qualifications, professional degrees and experiences. They carry with them
their ideals, beliefs, peculiarities, cultural and ethnic values. So if
you are interacting with them, you have to keep the individual differences in
== DON'T TAKE SIDES ==
It is always emphasized that the
first person who comes to you with a grudge always has an upper
hand. Avoid these temptations or avoid falling prey to these clichťs. If
someone first comes to you with a grievance donít assume that he or she is an
initiator or innocent. Donít let him or her walk away with an edge. Hear
the version of the other party too. Only then take a decision.
== BE A
BETTER JUDGE ==
Be a better judge of characters, after al thatís
why you are a leader! Show a keen professional interest in your employees.
After a while you will come to know who are performers and who are riders.
Praise the performers publicly but criticize them in person. For riders
you can allot them certain responsibilities where they have to perform before
the team or audience. It will force them to sharpen their
== COMMUNICATE ==
Keep the channels of communication
open. They will keep the confusions and rumors at bay.
== MAINTAIN A
CERTAIN DISTANCE ==
Avoid being seen with a particular employee often
and for long durations. Even if both of you are discussing something as
mundane as the share market, it will send the wrong signal to others and the
particular employee in question can exploit this nearness.
YOURSELF UPDATED ==
You always lead better and communicate effectively
if you keep abreast with the latest developments in your field. This keeps
your smart and updated, and conveys to your subordinates that you cannot be
taken for a ride. It also instills confidence in you as a leader.
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