Are You A Great Leader?

Don’t Fall Into This Common Trap

Most entrepreneurs feel that they have to do everything. They feel that they are the only ones who know exactly how to get things done. It is a telltale sign of bad leadership.

When you do too much, you are setting your company up for failure. Regardless of why, if you operate this way, it will stunt your business for a long time. You need to get your organization to the point that resources other than yourself are operating with efficiency and up to your expectations.

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan 

Ways To Enable People To Be Leaders 

Below are 5 ways to enable people to be leaders. Ask yourself how you embrace these tactics in your organization. Are you creating more leaders?

  • Teach. You know more than anyone about your business. Without imparting some of this knowledge to others, employees can’t take over functions. In no time, you’ve created the very situation that you are trying to avoid—you doing everything. When you teach, don’t do it five minutes before something is due or you will simply take on the task yourself. Schedule time each week that is dedicated to teaching. You are not “allowing” people to take on more, you are “enabling” them to do so.
  • Have Employees Work as Teams. When two or more employees work together, they have the opportunity to not only improve each other’s work, but to learn more effectively. If your employees work as teams, you will have fewer individuals to train on distinct tasks and your mentorship will become more efficient.
  • Expose Employees to Issues Outside Their Core Areas. Let employees sit in on meetings, conference calls and dialogues that expose them to the various issues of your company. This helps employees get a context for the different tasks and prerogatives of your company.
  • Let People Make Mistakes. If you want things off your desk, you are going to have to accept some errors in the process. Let your team know that you expect this as part of the learning process.
  • Be Honest about Your Own Ego. Ask yourself, do I really believe that I am the only one that can do this, or is that my ego talking? I am concerned that others might do it better? Am I concerned that I will lose control?

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By | 2019-05-27T00:52:27-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Daily Perspective|0 Comments

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