As a leader, you have the ability to shape the culture and atmosphere within your organization through your actions, behaviors, and decisions. When you lead with a positive and proactive approach, you inspire your team to do the same, and this can create a strong, positive culture within your organization.
Here are seven ways great leaders influence their team:
They recognize team members strengths: Every team member has unique strengths and talents, and it is important for leaders to recognize and acknowledge these. By focusing on the strengths of your team members and finding ways to utilize them, you can create a more positive and productive work environment.
They support and protect team members: A great leader stands behind their team and supports them, no matter what challenges they may be facing. They also work to protect their team from external threats or challenges that could hinder their success. By being a supportive and protective leader, you can create a sense of trust and loyalty within your team.
They invest in the growth and development of team members: A great leader is always looking for ways to invest in the development and growth of their team. This could be through training, coaching, or providing opportunities for them to take on new challenges. By investing in your team, you show that you value their growth and success.
They treat team members with respect: A great leader treats their team members with respect and consideration, and they set the tone for how they expect to be treated in return. By treating your team with respect, you create a positive and respectful work culture.
They encourage team members to take the lead: A good leader empowers their team members to take the lead on projects and initiatives, and they provide the support and resources they need to succeed. By giving your team the opportunity to lead, you foster a sense of ownership and accountability.
They create a meaningful purpose: A good leader helps their team to see the bigger purpose behind their work, and they inspire them to work towards a shared vision. By creating a sense of purpose and meaning, you can motivate your team to work harder and more effectively.
They lead by example: A good leader leads by example and sets the standard for how they expect their team to behave. By modeling the values and behaviors you wish to see in your team, you create a positive and productive work culture.
Lead From Within: Great leadership is not about being in charge. It’s about taking care of those in your charge, and creating a culture in which they can thrive.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
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.