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Are You Fit to Lead Your Team?- 6 Steps That Help You Improve

Ever heard of a successful leader who wasn’t polite to his teammates? I guess, no. In the words of Henry Ford, ” A true lead never finds faults. Instead, he finds a remedy”. He would give his cent percent to solve your problems and understand your weak areas. We all learn from mistakes, and that is what keeps on adding to our experience. Understanding that everyone is different and respecting their approach is one of the best quality of a successful foreman.

Successful people never let their team members lose hope, and they often comprehend the problems and resolve them at a lightning fast speed. Simply put, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sail”.

No matter how good of a leader one is, there’s always a room for improvement. For every good, there’s a better!

This feature rounds up 6 simple and ‘easy to incorporate’ tips for leaders who want to get better!

  1. Inculcate the Zeal to Never Give Up

As cliché as it may sound, never giving up is one the basic requirements of being an excellent team supervisor. Those who dream big know that giving up is not an option. Taking a risk always tags along a silver lining, no matter what. Either you win & make a big name, or you’re contended of trying rather than regretting.

  1. Be an Encourager – Ready to Help!

If we are talking about great team leads, then missing out on our former cool captain, M.S. Dhoni, would be a big mistake. The living legend always performs spectacularly even under pressure. As a leader, he’s known for taking full responsibility of the team and instilling confidence in his team-mates. His on-field and off-field guidance and never-ending encouragement made India win the World Cup in 2003 and many other important tournaments like the T-20 World Cup in 2007 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

His positive role in the team is evident through the positive compliments he gets from his juniors, seniors, and peers.

  1. Be Disciplined and Work Hard

These two traits come hand in hand. Great mentors work with dedication and diligence. It is said, ” A master is the representative of the team as a whole.” If the mentor is not on time for work and fails to meet the deadlines himself, he cannot ask others to complete the designated work within the deadline. Hard work can thrash talent, and when you combine it with obedience, it results in a superior that no one can conquer.

  1. Be Open to New Ideas – Learning Never Stops

With the introduction of new concepts and methods, a supervisor should be open to learning. A welcoming approach on new ideas makes it easy for the team members to communicate to the superior. A friendly and cordial relation establishes when your guide act as your friend. Also, when the team faces problems, a good leader shows them what measures one can be taken to overcome the issues.

  1. Be a Risk Taker and Quick Decision Maker

Risk taking and decision making are known for the simple policy,” If you win, you will be happy; if you lose you will be wise.” A quick decision maker takes ideas and insights from the team members, evaluates and puts the plan into action. He is aware that the proposal involves risk but his instincts and risk taking attitude keeps him and the team going.

  1. Team Before ME

 “Exceptional teams are formed when you keep away personal needs for collective goods.” If you’ve studied MBA in marketing programs, you probably know how productive a team effort can be. Keeping your team members ahead of yourself is a mark of a true master. Sharing credit and acknowledging their efforts could be another way to keep the team motivated for achieving brilliant results. Also, the followers appreciate the masters who are open to understand the problems and make them feel important.

Great team leads work in collaboration with the team, without judging them. When their team makes mistakes, they rectify them instead of mere bashing.

Remember, a manager is as good as the team because the learning is always mutual. Period.

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Company Bio – Sharda University is a leading private university in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India. The university offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This article post is written to benefit the students, especially the ones pursuing Master’s Degree in Marketing.

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