The best and most talented employees will not always show up on your doorstep; more often than not, they are developed and nurtured by leaders with a keen eye for potential and who did not hesitate to believe in them.
Start with these effective leadership strategies you can do to bring out the best in your employees.
Lead by example
You may not notice it at first but you have a powerful influence on your team as a leader. This influence, however, is a double-edged sword. Instead of telling them what to do, you can show them how it is done and lead them by example. On the other hand, this also requires you to be more mindful of your actions and to, as they say, practice what you preach.
Invest in their continuous learning and training
In 2018, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos have announced that the company will pay up to £9,500 for their employees to study certificate and associate degrees in high-demand industries, such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, medical lab technologies and nursing, and machine tool technologies. By doing this, you are able to build a promising workforce that is competent, confident, and a valuable asset to your organisation.
Allow room for mistakes and improvement
Setting the bar high too high can have a lot of negative consequences and can make your employees feel defeated at all times whenever they don’t measure up to your expectations. Acknowledge the possibility of mistakes, be understanding of them, and use them as opportunities for improvement. Instead of fearing failure, your employees will be empowered and more confident to take charge, take risks, and explore new strategies that will work for the advantage of your organisation.
Give them the freedom and flexibility
Compliance is the best thing that you can get when you control, or worse, dictate on your employees about the things that they should and shouldn’t do. On the other hand, allowing them to freely express their creativity and providing a flexible environment can unleash their creativity and reveal unrealised passions and potentials.
Let us work together in developing a more inspired, productive, and motivated workforce. Light Box Leadership offers unique leadership coaching and training programs, which focus on building and strengthening organisational and career success. To know more about how we can help you and your company, please complete the online contact form here on the website. You may also give us a call on 0117 9427856 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.