Team leaders and managers have a hard job. While many people enjoy the simplicity of answering to one direct report, team leaders answer to many people. Upper management expects good leadership, team management, project reports, and revenue reports while on the other end of the spectrum, that same team leader has many people who look to them for guidance, encouragement, and development. That’s a lot of plates to have spinning at once. Some thrive while others falter. How do some managers make it look so easy and find such success in this challenging role? They are usually a very proactive sort. They have plans and goals for their team. They are skilled in bringing people together and getting the best of their abilities. Check out the infographic for the 7 step guide to deliver results and thrive as a team leader.
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Those in leadership today face more scrutiny and pressure than perhaps ever before. Not only are they expected to be the driving force behind meeting company goals, they now contend with an incredibly more important public image, a world where technology’s rapid advances are changing business conduct almost daily, and a political and global climate never yet seen. That is a lot of responsibility on one’s shoulders. Check out the infographic to see just how much CEOs have on their minds these days with the new expectations of leadership.
A great boss is hard to come by. Anybody who has worked a few jobs can easily tell you what they loved or hated about their previous places of work. Most often, their bosses have the greatest impact on their review. 58% of people would rather have a great boss than a bump in salary. That is saying something. Who doesn’t want a higher salary? It goes to show you that our social desires for connection are quite prominent. Individuals who enjoy their boss work harder, stay longer, and often become great ambassadors for the company to newer employees. Having good leadership skills is imperative. Check out these habits of highly effective leaders. Whether you are currently in leadership or are working toward it, it is never too early or too late to start improving. You and the people around you will appreciate your work!