Quick Tips To Leading Your Team
Whether you are a department head, start-up entrepreneur or ministry leader, leading a team is a pain staking endeavor. It’s filled with questions, headaches, arguments, disagreements and so much more. Granted, it’s not all bad. Leadership has it’s many upsides. The feeling of doing right by God to instill His purpose in others is unfathomable. How to do it correctly however, could use some clarification.
Because of this I’ve compiled a list of quick tips and a video to help you in general leadership. Things you can apply today and use immediately to become a more efficient and aware person of influence in your sphere or industry.
The first thing I must say is that being a leader does not mean you need the title of boss or manager. This only means that people follow you. Some of the most influential people have no titles at all. This is the beauty of influence, it has no ranking system. In that same line of thought, if you are a C.E.O and no one is listening to you…you are not a leader. Pretty scary, huh? Fear not. We will get you some help, boss.
- Just because one person on your team sees you as a leader, does not mean the whole team does.
- Trust is earned over long periods of time, and lost over seconds. Be careful what you promise your team.
- Your value as a leader lies not in what you say, but in what you do about what you say.
- You’re not a dictator. You don’t have to re-iterate what your title is every time you ask your team to do something.
- Your aim is to get your team to love you so much they won’t fail. Not fear you so much they avoid letting you catch them failing.
- Real leaders build other leaders.
- Give your wisdom to team members who show progression and incentive. Not team members who complain about lack of progress.
- Delegating is not passing off the buck because you don’t feel like doing it. It’s a way of empowering a team members purpose.
- Show up first. Leave last.
- Lead someone to replace you, teach them to replace themselves.