As most managers know, being a leader is not an easy task. As time goes on, the importance of human action and leadership grows and your own leadership style is challenged. The responsibilities of being in charge of a team can be overwhelming and many leaders often find themselves in the tough position of not knowing where they stand. As a leader, do you step in and take control, take a step back and delegate work or some combination of the two? (more..)
A leader is confident, responsible passionate, powerful and strong. Managers are who the rest of a team turns to when it comes to instruction, work delegating and difficult decision making. However, there are some lesser-known qualities a truly great leader needs and may not even realise they already possess. (more..)
As managers, we like to think of our teams as being made up of highly-engaged, proactive and solution-focused employees. After all, that’s why we hired them. But as it turns out, most teams are often nowhere near as engaged as we perceive them to be.
A recent study by Ashridge Executive Education learned that only a quarter of U.K. teams are giving their best at work, while almost a third (32 percent) are actively disengaged. (more..)
What makes a great leader? Above all, a leader is a role model. Great leaders are measured not by their wealth, success, or position but by their words and actions. The best tool a manager can possess is a solid set of communication skills. New York Times bestseller, John Maxwell, known for his many books on leadership, said: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. Managers “connect” with the people they lead.
Here are 5 more powerful quotes on how to be a successful leader. (more..)