The Indian Business Owner TIBO Magazine - Volume 001 - Page 18

5 Ways Successful Bosses Lead By Example

Leadership by example is often mentioned as an important business success factor , not only in the short term but also for its effect on the development of future leaders .
With that degree of potential impact at stake , it ’ s worth the time to take a look at what leading by example entails .
Here are five traits of successful leaders by example :
1 . People like to follow leaders who roll up their sleeves and are willing to get in the trenches with them
They are more apt to follow these people than those who bark orders at them and are too removed from the fray .
But there ’ s a limit to how much time you should spend in the trenches — too much time there and you ’ ll get bogged down in the minutiae . When you ’ re in the weeds , everything is urgent and transactional , keeping you from your strategic role .
2 . Leaders must be able to delegate , taking the longer-term view described in the old example of teaching people how to fish versus giving them a fish
Delegating and empowering staff shows them you trust them to go forward without you looking over their shoulders , although you are always there as a coach and team leader . Just remember to “ inspect what you expect ” because as the leader , you are still accountable for the team ’ s results !
3 . Give your team what they need to succeed
I grew up hearing from my father and grandfather that I should hire people better than I was ( especially
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So it ’ s still a calculated hire , but you demonstrate strong management skills by letting them do what they do best without micromanaging them . My take on that also includes informing and communicating with them consistently .
4 . With empowerment should come collaboration , both between teams and among team members
People want to be engaged and have a sense of security , knowing they can move forward in a positive climate , being allowed to add their thoughts and even make mistakes along the way without fear of reprisals . The outcomes for your organization include better productivity and higher employee and client
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5 Ways Successful Bosses Lead By Example Leadership by example is often mentioned as an important business success factor, not only in the short term but also for its effect on the development of future leaders. With that degree of potential impact at stake, it’s worth the time to take a look at what leading by example entails. Here are five traits of successful leaders by example: 1. People like to follow leaders who roll up their sleeves and are willing to get in the trenches with them They are more apt to follow these people than those who bark orders at them and are too removed from the fray. But there’s a limit to how much time you should spend in the trenches — too much time there and you’ll get bogged down in the minutiae. When you’re in the weeds, everything is urgent and transactional, keeping you from your strategic role. 2. Leaders must be able to delegate, taking the longer-term view described in the old example of teaching people how to fish versus giving them a fish Delegating and empowering staff shows them you trust them to go forward without you looking over their shoulders, although you are always there as a coach and team leader. Just r VV&W"F( Ɩ7V7@vBRWV7N( &V6W6R2FRVFW"R&R7F66VF&Rf"FRFV( 2&W7VG22vfRW"FVvBFWVVBF7V66VV@w&WrWV&rg&גfFW"Bw&FfFW FB6VB&RVR&WGFW"Fv2W7V6ǐbD$vRf#`&V2vW&Rv6( B7G&rBFVG&VBBFVvVBWBFVFvBFWF&W7B6N( 27F67VFVB&R'WBRFV7G&FP7G&rvVVB62'WGFrFVFv@FWF&W7BvFWB֖7&vrFVגFPFB66VFW2f&֖rB6V6FpvFFV667FVFǒBvFVvW&VB6VB6P6&&F&F&WGvVVFV2BpFVV&W'0VRvBF&RVvvVBBfR6V6R`6V7W&GvrFW6fRf'v&B6FfP6ƖFR&VrvVBFFBFV"FVvG2@WfVR֗7FW2rFRvvFWBfV"`&W&62FRWF6W2f"W"&v旦F6VFP&WGFW"&GV7FfGBvW"VVRB6ƖV@wwrD$vR6Р