The Strategist

Four mistakes of leaders

12/28/2018 - 10:45

A company’s head can become a first-class leader if he can do four things: inspire, influence, combine and lead. Inspire people, influence attitudes, join forces and lead a team to a goal.

A leader always creates something completely new, sets the direction for his team, draws perspectives so that people believe. However, any novice manager can make 4 common mistakes that will cost him dearly.

1. He does not know where he is going, and if he knows, he does not tell anyone.

There’s no goal without results. When a person does not see direction of movement, neither he nor his team will ever come to the result. All work will be based on implementation of many unnecessary purposeless tasks. Employees will spend energy and time on those goals that everyone will come up with for himself.

Another option is when a manager has set a global incendiary goal to himself, but only he knows about it. In this case, the team will not have the motivation to achieve some results or improve their work.

Set a clear and achievable goal. You, as the captain of the ship, must choose a place where your crew is going. Then chart the optimal course to achieve this place as quickly as possible and with the best results.

When the goal and the path to its achievement are chosen, be sure to share your decisions with the team. Give each participant an opportunity to share their vision. Listen to their comments and ideas, correct the general course so that the goal ignites everyone.

2. He does not build a team

Your team will do everything to ensure that the goal you have set is achieved in the best possible way. Therefore, it will be honest to note that your employees are the determining factor for the growth of the company.

The leader is responsible for building and streamlining the team. Results and Speed of approaching the goal depend on the extent to which actions of each employee are coordinated among themselves,.

A leader is as good as his team. No one has ever achieved significant success on their own, without the support and help of other people.

When a person is just starting a business, he does everything himself. He creates a website, calls around clients, looks for sponsors and answers calls — everything is done on his own to cut costs and start the business so quickly.

This is in the order of things, but to continue to do so in the future is simply stupid and fraught with a lack of growth.

If you do not stop doing everything yourself, you can fail or become a slave to your business, and not its owner.

So surround yourself with great people to change the world with them.

3. It works only with those who look like you.

We unconsciously reach out to those who remind ourselves. A novice businessman who builds a team will be attracted by the same ones as himself. Someone will only hire men, some only young and ambitious.

However, it is a big mistake for novice executives to make up a team of those who fit their idea of the ideal employee. Here’s a plan that will help prevent the mistake when hiring people.

1. First, clearly define the role of the person you are looking for. What results should he achieve? What are his duties?

2. Think over kind of personality that will cope with these responsibilities. What should he be able to do to fit this role?

3. Do not hire anyone just because he looks like you. Take the person who fits the job first.

4. Build a team of obvious "black sheeps" with a variety of skills, profiles and world views. You need to strive to create a team that will be similar to a rock band, where everyone has an excellent command of his instrument, but everyone has different characters and tastes.

4. He does not listen to anyone and does not hear.

The big mistake of a leader is not to work with feedback. You may not notice that you have set too long a path to your goal, or have chosen the wrong course. You may think that you are rushing to the goal, while the team is working out of its last strength.

Feedback gives you an opportunity to look back. Determine whether everything is going right or is it better to change tools.

Work with feedback, listen to your team. Accept, acknowledge and analyze what they say. Perhaps not all of this will be useful, but do not let you prevent important information.

Do not make these 4 mistakes in your life and work. Form the best team, ignite it and motivate people to create fantastic things with you.

Based on “Life Leverage. How to Get More Done in Less Time, Outsource Everything & Create Your Ideal Mobile Lifestyle” by Rob Moore

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