Leadership has always been essential for businesses to thrive, but we see a greater focus on how leaders can positively impact their teams. Becoming a better leader will improve performance, increase loyalty, and provide motivation. But leaders and managers are not the same things. So what can you do to become a better leader in your organization?
How Can Managers Become Better Leaders for Their Employees?
The number one complaint from dissatisfied employees is that they’ve been micromanaged. That means the manager is always hovering, ensuring they’re doing their job or doing it a certain way. Instead, know that your team has been hired for their expertise and trust them to do their job. Focus on the results, not the process.
Another big failure among many managers is a lack of communication. If you want to improve your leadership skills, start here. Know how to convey thoughts clearly and effectively. Be available to provide additional insight when you’re asked for more details. Be as transparent as possible.
You should also be available to provide feedback to your employees. Many managers make the mistake of saving feedback up for annual reviews, but sometimes the problems can turn into bad habits that will be impossible to correct. Instead, take action as soon as possible and provide actionable feedback.
Today’s workforce is increasingly diverse. Younger Millennials and Generation Z workers indicate that they wouldn’t work for a company that doesn’t embrace DEI in their workplace. It’s vital that you respect the diversity of employees working with you and tap into their backgrounds to get different perspectives when solving problems.
Improve Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is made up of empathy, self-awareness, cultural awareness, and social skills. Cultivating your emotional intelligence can give you the tools to understand and manage your emotions, relieve stress, communicate with others, and defuse conflict. This is a precious process for managers.
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