BBC Content Team
Updated: Sep 14, 2019
As a manager it is important to know how to lead your employees. Your employees need to respect you and be willing to follow you. At the same time, you want to encourage your employees to be free thinking and creative. Being a leader varies by situation using factors such as environment, religious views, personality, and many more. In the rest of this article you will find 5 different tips to help you be a better leader.
One easy way is to keep your promises. If you set a goal for the office, and promise a reward, give the employees the reward or you will become untrustworthy. Another helpful tip is to dress appropriately. You need to maintain a professional, consistent look to make sure your employees know you mean business. Also, you should set an example, however you want your employees to treat customers, that is how you should treat them. It is very important to encourage personal growth, if your workers feel they are stuck they will stop working hard. Lastly, you must ask your employees for feedback. If you are just waiting, they will feel intimidated and you will not maximize efficiency.
Overall, if you follow these tips you will become a much better leader. Empowering your employees will make them respect you and allow you to find your businesses full potential. Many people think leadership entails dominating with your voice and leading through fear, but in reality this is the old way of thinking. Like everything in life, leadership has modernized and it is time that we start changing with it. As long as you treat your job with empathy, you will be a good leader.
Sanborn, Mark. “5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader.” Entrepreneur, 3 Apr. 2013, www.entrepreneur.com/article/226265.