Leading a team can be difficult, but can be easier if you focus on treating your team right.Ã‚Â Here are my 10 commandments on how to get people on board.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be afraid to apologise: You wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always get it right. But learning to apologise almost always makes it right. Admitting the mistake could earn you more respect rather than taking a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœcan do no wrongÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ approach.
Stabilise the mood swings: Unfortunately, a lot of time wasting happens as employees try to manage their bossÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ moods. When the secretary canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enter your office because you are Ã¢â‚¬ËœmadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ about something, work gets delayed. When you leave your bad moods at the gate, everyone will be better off.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pass the buck: DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t blame your team on your boss when things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work as planned; it says youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re stabbing the team in the back. And donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell your team your boss is the reason youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not able to do your job well. I call it being in the Ã¢â‚¬ËœwildernessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢- manage it.
Have a career goal: Please donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t create the impression that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a sin for others to aspire to be where you are. If you do your job well, you will move on to bigger things. However, if you intend to stay in your role for a long time, steer your bright sparks in new but interesting directions so that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get bored.
Now take action: Think about 3 ways to make help your team feel like partners?