Successful Leaders Steps to Growing Their Business
Leadership is hard, it’s a delicate balance that requires the right foundation and chemistry.
First and foremost, great leaders know and care about their people. They engage with and draw energy from the talent pool surrounding them. They take the collective energy of their people and use it to influence creativity and drive innovation.
How does one become a successful leader?
Recruit a diverse talent pool. Diversity should be the rule, not the exception.
Recruiting talent with diversity in mind is important. Talent should be not only diverse in skill sets but also educational and life experiences. This has been proven to boost creativity and problem solving. A leader can count on a diverse team as being more aware and engaged.
Change things up more…avoid boredom! Boredom doesn’t kill, but it numbs the mind!
A leader makes sure the work environment is always changing and remains challenging. Keeping talent engaged in the same repetitive tasking will lead to burnout. This stifles creativity and hurts growth. Also, talent that isn’t challenged by leadership will look elsewhere for other opportunities.
Move out of your comfort zone. Embrace the unknown.
A great leader must know when to leave their comfort zone to see a different perspective. They should be open to new lines of thought that may not be their norm and should embrace it and learn from it. A leader who is fully ready to leave their safety net will not only grow themselves, they will create an environment that fosters others to do the same which can open new worlds for their people.
Unleash experimentation allowing creativity to flow.
A successful leader embraces not only personal exploration, they encourage their people to take the bull by the horns and see where it takes them. Exploration takes talent to places they only dreamed of going. This experimentation allows for true success and innovation to occur. It’s a leader’s job to guide this experimentation and not to stifle it with micromanagement.
Talk with your people, not at your people.
When a leader speaks with their people, it should be in an environment of sharing and collaboration, not dictation. A leader needs to foster a safe space where all feel they are heard, respected, acknowledged and accepted. There shouldn’t be fear of retribution for ideas or thoughts. In this free space, ideas can evolve and be nurtured. Only leaders can create this environment.
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