Great leaders are constantly juggling a variety of responsibilities and tasks, and it’s easy for their time to get away from them. However, it’s important for leaders to make time for certain things on a daily basis in order to be effective and successful.
Here are seven things great leaders make time for every day:
Expanding Knowledge: Great leaders never stop learning, and they make time to continue their own education and development. This might involve reading, attending seminars, or seeking out new experiences.
Expressing appreciation: A leader who takes the time to show appreciation for their team members creates a positive and motivated work environment. This could be through verbal praise or handwritten notes.
Managing availability: Great leaders are accessible and available for their team, and they make time to be approachable. This means setting aside dedicated time for one-on-one conversations or team meetings, and being available for impromptu discussions when needed.
Cultivating strong relationships: Strong relationships are the foundation of any successful team, and great leaders make time to develop and nurture these relationships. This could involve lunch or coffee meetings with team members, or simply taking the time to get to know them on a personal level.
Strengthening communication: Effective communication is essential for any leader, and great leaders make time to stay in touch with their team and stakeholders. This might involve regular team meetings, emails, or even just checking in with team members individually.
Empowering people to succeed: Great leaders empower their team members to succeed by giving them the tools and resources they need, and by providing guidance and support when needed. This means making time to listen to their ideas and concerns, and offering constructive feedback and guidance.
Leading by example: Great leaders lead by example, and they make time to model the behavior and values they want their team to adopt. This could involve setting aside time to work on projects alongside team members, or simply showing up on time and being reliable.
By making time for these seven things, great leaders can ensure that they are effective and successful in their role, and that their team is motivated and inspired to succeed.
Lead From Within: Successful leaders know that every day is an opportunity to make a positive impact and create lasting impression.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.