Posted on April 2, 2014 by Pritha Dasgupta
Is there anyone who believes in true mutual relationship? Not really, since one party always, even just slightly, overpowers the other.
This is a common human trait and tough to ignore when we look deeper into the workplace, culture and team dynamics. We think of equality, common goals, commitments, but those things do not happen so fast.
The same thing is valid in the workspace.
Greater engagement in the workplace helps to execute the job, business, relationship and life more smoothly. Often the leaders come up with success concept that appears quite simple, but they are tough when executed. Leaders must have foresight and should keep a tab on small details to make things grow successfully. Above all, in order to increase loyalty and engagement in the workplace leaders needs near-equal exchange of information about the business goals and challenges and shared sense of the work value.
Below you are going to find 5 lessons that leaders of today need to adopt or integrate if they want to grow a remarkable work cultures.
1. Grow Your Listening Abilities
“It takes a great man to be a good listener.” ― Calvin Coolidge
Workplace of a leader is never restricted to a physical space. Since the sky is the limit, his workspace is spread across the global corners. How does a successful leader ride the global popularity meter? Power of listening is their key to success.
2. Be Yourself In Business
“The more of me I be, the clearer I can see.” ― Rachel Archelaus
Great leaders are those who align with their real identity and retain integrity is beyond comparison.
Customers, employees and media all like to entertain and help the authentic persons in business. With the intervention of the social internet, the line between public-self and private-self has blurred out. Now the leaders of tomorrow are more transparent as they go online on their social profiles, merging heir profession and personal lives.
3. Be Transparent
“The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.” – Simon Mainwaring
It is hard to keep secrets and business owners who eventually try to keep secrets are exposed. Openness and honesty help great leaders to keep their customers and employees happy. Transparency in business helps to restore peace in life, help leaders to stay unworried and makes them grow more productive.
4. Bet the Motivated Team Player
“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen
Your organization may be small, but you need to interact with each other within or outside the workspace. Allow employees to excel above each other, welcome innovative ideas from them and follow rules of leading CEO’s for working in a team.
You need to grow a culture of success within the organization and must include out-of-the-box thinking.
5. Be Responsive in the Worksphere
“The wise respond; the otherwise react.” – Raheel Farooq
Leaders who are best in their niche are responsive to customers, staff, investors and prospects. As stakeholders of today are one of the potential viral sparkplugs, thus the winning leaders can easily recognize them and insist to grow the culture of responsiveness. The leaders of today communicate via email, voicemail, notes or tweets to generate immediate response as it shows how much you care for your customers and employees. This helps to foster positive impact on the organization.
Leaders must treat their surrounding with similar courtesy, which they expect from others. Holding other people in the Worksphere with high regards motivates others to work with you. These rules are simple, yet many people too busy in making money fail to adopt the key lessons that can turn them into a great LEADER.