Rolling On – The Best Handful of Tips 15
BE A GOOD LEADER
The art of being a good leader is to get your people to do what you want done, because they want to do it.
A good leader knows how to involve staff in team efforts, pays attention to details and standards and is able to delegate responsibility to others.
Good leaders inspire their workers to raise their performance to higher levels and help them improve their skills.
Good leaders are always in demand for top management roles.
Five of the best leadership tips
* Your people should always understand clearly what is expected of them
Job specifications and instructions should be given verbally and in writing.
Staff must fully understand their tasks and responsibilities.
* They must have guidance in their work and know who to go to for advice
They should have only one supervisor otherwise people get confused with conflicting instructions. An old proverb says; “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”
A good leader should be a role model and lead by setting a good example.
* Encourage and support your workers
Give them credit for their successes and support them when they make mistakes.
Good work should be praised publicly. Poor work should be constructively criticised privately.
Reward good work and achievements.
* Encourage people to improve themselves
Set up worthwhile training programmes and encourage study and outside work courses.
Challenge people with tasks that can make a contribution.
Give them opportunities to show they can accept greater responsibilities.
Delegate tasks down to where the actions take place in the organisation.
* Make sure your people work in a safe and healthy environment
Look after their welfare and improve their working conditions. Happy staff make happy clients.
“A good leader thinks and speaks clearly, keeps things simple and makes decisions confidently.”
Source: “Secrets for New Managers” Moss Associates Ltd, New Zealand and Cengage Learning Asia, Singapore. Also available as hard copy and as an e-book from Cengage Learning, Amazon.com. and the VitalSource Bookshelf.
Many of the articles in this book have been published in “Today’s Manager” the bimonthly magazine of the Singapore Institute of Management. The author ran 31 workshops for Asian Managers at SIM.