WT 437 Your people are looking for leadership

Remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned I would ask for your opinion on leadership and management; well today is the day.

You can answer even if you don’t currently lead a team. Here’s the link for you to answer:  https://go.bucketforms.com/ds/23ea6bfb

“When it comes to leading and managing your team at work, what’s the single biggest challenge or frustration you’ve been struggling with? (Please be as detailed and specific as you can.)

Here’s why your people are looking for leadership:

“Leadership” is one of those words that many people find difficult to define. We all have our own perception and understanding of what it means to be a leader and to be led. Sadly, many of us have experienced poor role models and as a result, we perpetuate the problem because we don’t know any different. 

Leadership guru, John Maxwell, defines leadership as “becoming the type of person others trust to take them where they want to go”. Great leaders connect with their followers because the followers trust them. They trust the leader to look out for them and in return they are loyal and will do what’s necessary to get the job done. 

How do you become this type of person? Firstly, by knowing yourself and your people and secondly by learning skills such as; The Language of Leadership, The Art of Delegation, Giving Meaningful Feedback, Listening and Coaching and Mentoring. 

Good leaders connect emotionally and focus on doing the right things, whereas good managers focus on getting the tasks done and doing things right. There is a big difference between leadership and management and they are not mutually exclusive. 

Leadership and personal and professional development are topics I am extremely passionate about. The Return on Investment (ROI) for people who have the courage to look at themselves and how they show up in the world and how this affects their people is profound. Benefits include greater productivity, increased profitability, more harmony at work and at home, less complaints and conflict, better relationships, improved confidence and less stress.  

I’d love to know what your specific challenges are around leading and managing your teams at work. Please click on the link below to answer the question and I’ll share my findings with you when I have analysed them, in addition to sending you my Top 10 Leadership Skills series. 

Here’s the question again: “When it comes to leading and managing your team at work, what’s the single biggest challenge or frustration you’ve been struggling with?” Please be as detailed and specific as you can. Click on the link to answer.