Effective leadership is about leading your team in the same direction as you would like your organisation to go! It’s about having a team that wants to follow and wants to be part of your organisation.
To be an effective leader you need to firstly know your team, what are their strengths? How can they benefit your organisation? What are the areas that need to be built on how we can encourage our staff to grow within and enhance their career?
How do you know when you have an effective team?
You know when you have an effective team and effective leadership when you identify a team of high performing staff. A team of staff that are willing to support each other that have a manager that is open and transparent and that will always lead by example.
Being in management and having learnt from some of the best I have found that if you want an effective team than it is imperative that you are present, and when I mean present, I mean being involved knowing what your staff know, being able to support your staff when needed and empowering them, not disempowering them. Influencing your staff to meet those goals and appreciating them at the start of each day and the end of each day, having a team that want to come to work each day because it’s a great place to work.
A couple of key factors in being an effective manager that I have found to always work for me;
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