Leading the team and why you should bother doing it
If you work as a manager or have your own developing business, here are a few key reasons why team-leading should be one of your top priorities.
There’ll always be certain areas in which you’ll need to hire people who know more than you do. If you constantly try to be the best in everything, you’ll never be the best in anything you do. As a leader, it’s important that you’re focused on making the most important decisions for your business. For all other areas of business (especially ones you aren’t interested in), hire experts who can help you excel and save you time and money. Beside expertise, it’s important that you share the same standards and values. Sooner or later, they’ll be the reason why your team succeeded or failed. And ultimately, they’ll be the biggest impact on you, your team, and your business.
Even the best in their field can’t work well if they don’t have a clear business vision. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you get there?
Beside vision, your team also needs a leader who will make sure they’re all moving in the right direction. Leader’s role is:
1) to make sure everyone is on track
2) to boost the morale
3) give directions or advice when needed
4) to trust his/her team
5) to estimate when is the right time to jump in and when is the right time to let it go
Most importantly, the leader’s role is to simply be present.
First-time leaders often believe they don’t have enough knowledge and experience to direct everyone. But what everyone else is looking for is exactly that: leadership. They want somebody who can delegate and make decisions.
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