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5 steps for becoming a great team leader

eudaimonia_ar profile image Eudaimonia ・2 min read

Here’s a list of 5 valuable points to help you improve your leadership skills:

  1. Guide with the example
    The key is to be willing to work hand in hand with the members of your team and, in times of crisis, assume the responsibility that corresponds to you and be consistent with it. It is not only a matter of being able to make important decitions, a leader must also have criteria in doing so. Many bosses make arbitrary decisions that the team does not share or respect, and that is a mistake.

  2. Communicate, but really, every day
    Great leaders make sure they are heard and understood, but they also know that it is important to listen. Sometimes team members are not very expressive or eloquent, and that’s why a leader must encourage communication to ensure that everyone is focused in the same direction.

  3. Acknowledge your limits
    A good leader has self-confidence and, when committing to something, goes for it with courage. However, you must always recognise the things that go over your capabilities and be ready to ask for help whether it’s from a mentor or even from one of your team members.

  4. Become a teacher, then delegate
    Give your team the authority to express opinions and to take charge of their responsibilities. But also, never forget to take the time to explain work, before letting them go solo. If a leader acts with integrity, he will be encouraging the loyalty and self-esteem of the group, and the gratification will come as high productivity and commitment.

  5. Be optimistic, but also realistic
    One of the responsibilities of the leader, although not exclusive, is to keep the team’s motivation high. To achieve this, it is certainly essential that you always maintain a positive attitude. However, always improve your planning and organizational skills to pursue and achieve more realistic goals, in order to live up to your team’s expectations.

Hope you find this useful, and remember, if your have your team’s trust even in chaos, you’re doing just fine!

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