‘Leader’ is the word which comes to the person who can lead his team as well as support also. To be a good leader, one should follow some tips and tricks described at the bottom:
(i) Your thoughts and perspectives should be universal so that you can appreciate the views and thoughts of everybody. By supporting views you can easily support your team or your organization.
(ii) Work together. If your co-workers are unable to solve any issue, you have to support him and assist him to solve the issue. Keep in mind that you are not doing any individual work – it’s all about team work. Failure of a member of your team may be the failure of the whole team. So be careful about that.
(iii) To build an effective team you have to present your expectation in a clear manner to the whole team and simultaneously encourage the team spirit of your team members. Through the way of conversations, feedbacks, rewards of their work you can encourage your team and give positive feedbacks for the sake of the organization. Always maintain helpful approach to your co-workers as they feel free to share their problems with you. This is a very important psychological point which great leaders always follow and by doing this they use to form a level of bonding between his associates.
(iv) Try to understand every members of your team so that you can deal with them according to their mood and thinking values. Be committed to your team or organization. If you promise for any reward after completion of any project or event, you should fulfill your commitment obviously after completion of it. By doing this, your team members will definitely feel encouraged and they will be packed with enthusiasm.
(v) Carry forward your thoughts with your team in a definite direction. Never allow your team members to spread out in different direction, otherwise the whole team will be scattered.
(vi) With assigning their task give them time and freedom so that they can openly do their work. Too much restriction can suffocate the members.
Let them do their work with their own, sometimes as it creates dependency on themselves. The individual working spirit makes them challenging towards their works.
(vii) Be careful on human relationships and the interactions. If you fail to do this you will not manage your team to become a successful leader.
(viii) Never complain or criticize to your teammates. If they do anything wrong, tell them and provide them chance to rectify it.
(ix) Give your teammates true and honest appreciation. False appreciation may break their emotional feelings.
(x) Be a good listener always. It shows that you respect their words and listen to them.
(xi) Make them feel important. Never ignore them. It not only builds up a great professional attitude, but it also wins their heart.
(xii) Be respectful of their ideas and opinions. Do not ignore them while they are providing their ideas despite the idea is still not matching with yours. Remember, each and every person has their own point of view.
(xiii) If you are guilty over an issue or doing something wrong be honest to them and be humble to admit this. Never deny your mistakes. Admit your failures and learn from your experience. It will create a common ideal personality of a leader and it will increase your leadership quality to the optimum level.
(xiv) Be sensitive to them. Sometimes emotions can do a better aspect of your character in the professional field.
(xv) Be passionate about your work. Set a goal and show them. Show them how much you can contribute to your organization. They will learn to see your dedication towards your work.
(xvi) Check the records of previous leaders. Try to find out their success and failure. You may find some common mistakes too. Learn from them, but be yourself. Do not copy paste your style and behaviour with them, but try to learn from them and make your own style and stay real and honest.
(xvii) Diplomacy and politics are the 2 common factors in every organization. Avoid all these and do not allow these things in the organization.
(xviii) Enjoy with your team members. If your team is doing well do not just give verbal reward. Take them out for a lunch and enjoy with them. Leave the office work on that time. Just share a familiar bonding with them so that they can be familiar with you. Make out a plan with them, go for a team outing or spend a holiday with them. It will give you good results and strengthen bonding between you and your team members.
(xix) Give equal respects to everyone. Never criticize anyone in your team in their absent or present time.
(xx) Manage your projects and keep a tract on every project. Keep a track on events and meetings. Try to keep a record time of every schedule. A leader’s primary role is to guide his team members. Before starting any project or event, research on it. It will give you ample information to finish the work easily and successfully.
These are all the simple steps. Follow the rules and be the best leader of your organization.