Being a Leader is more than just having the title or ownership. The start-up phase and the established business management phase – may require two different types of people. Handling the responsibilities of a group or team is challenging and quite different than making the start-up decisions.
Leadership Capabilities Include:
• Passionate about people
• Performance management
• Building effective teams
• Performance Appraisals
• Giving Feedback
• Managing change
• Managing conflict
• Employee Service
These lists outline the Leadership criteria to be an effective leader. However, it doesn’t stop here…no, it’s just the beginning. Now we group the skill levels to form the techniques used by Leaders.
One on Ones – underestimating their value will be your downfall.
Setting Expectations – your commitment to clarity
Start-up meetings – make a difference.
Can you assess their performance?
Hands on during Change
Leadership – Ongoing
Building company spirit
Driving culture change
Demonstrating your people value
The bottom line in Leadership include all the above, but none of them matter if you don’t possess the PEOPLE SKILLS. This would include:
Inspire People to Work Toward a Vision
Be Aware of Your Impact on Others
Accept Responsibility for Your Actions
Lead vs. Manage
Have High Self Worth and Self Esteem – Invites Respect
This list would also include the intangibles, Passion, Compassion, Understanding, Empathy, Perpetuity for ongoing goals and success mindset and most important, the ability to communicate.
“There, now that isn’t asking much is it?”
Congrats, now you are a successful leader. C’mon, it wasn’t that hard – you were BORN to be a leader!