So, you’re the boss. Does that mean you have to be a jerk? Of course not! But it does mean that you need to be clear about expectations and hold people accountable for them, while also encouraging them to do their best work. Luckily for all of us, there are plenty of ways to do all of these things in one fell swoop:
Be clear about what you want to accomplish.
To be a good leader, you need to be clear about what you want to accomplish. You should start by asking yourself what your team’s mission is and how each member can contribute to that mission. Once you have the big picture in mind, break down each goal into smaller steps that will help get them closer to achieving their overall objective.
Make sure that your goals are achievable and realistic so that they don’t set people up for failure or disappointment if they fall short of their targets. A good rule of thumb is: If it seems too easy or too difficult for someone on your team (e.g., “I want my salespeople selling $100 million dollars worth of products this year), then adjust accordingly until there are no …How To Be A Good Leader Read More