Leaders are clear about where they want to go and can prove it through their actions and words. You must walk the talk and walk the walk if you want to lead teams that are effective.
Leaders may not be the best at what they do but they must be the best at handling situations and Arif Bhalwani setting clear goals and strategies that others can follow.
These are the four keys to confidence so you can lead effective teams.
- Setting a clear strategy and goal. It is very useful to have the end in mind. You will feel more confident if you have made the plans. You will be able plan for contingencies if you know the end. You would be able respond to team members who encounter problems because you have a plan. A sense of responsibility is also created by assigning specific roles to your team members. You can have team members celebrate milestones and react to unexpected events.
Many thousands of passengers were left stranded at Singapore Changi Airport after the Icelandic volcanic eruption. The confidence in the management of the airport was evident as numerous contingency plans were put into place. Many people were provided with sleeping bags, phones to call home, and hot showers. It was clear that the Changi Airport Group led the airport and brought international praises and improved branding.
Do you know what you want from your team? Are you taking the time to plan? Do you have any backup and main strategies?
You would have the knowledge to handle situations others cannot. Then you’d agree that knowledge makes you more confident.
Are you able to read enough about your work scope? Do you consider yourself an expert in your field of work? Why not continue learning new concepts?
My friend who joined network marketing refused the advice of his mentors. He wanted to keep the system they had worked so hard to create. He just needed to follow the proven methods. He had his own ideas, and he took control of the process. He was ready to give in at the end of the third month. But his pride wouldn’t allow him to give up, and he just faded away. He shrugged when I asked him about the company several months later and said that the system was not for him.
If you don’t have the answer, would you make time to search it out?
Soldiers would often ask their commanders where they should go next in a combat zone. You could lose the trust and respect of your soldiers if you hesitate or appear lost. You could also risk losing your life.
Are you confident enough to take decisive action? Are you open to a common understanding before you take action?
These are just a few ways to get started in your never-ending quest for leadership management. If you use them correctly, you will see improvements in yourself and others.