How to be a Transformational Leader
14:48 16 May in Tips
Listed below are helpful tips on how to change the mundane routine of your office and strategize towards being an effective leader.
- Say yes to accepting normal.In order to be extraordinary, there must be an understanding of what is ordinary. Some managers may immediately scoff at an existing idea to try and recreate the wheel. Making improvements does not necessarily mean the old ideas are worthy of extinction. Recognize the positives and enhance the product by adding resources that will propel the company to the next level.
- Say yes to accepting the do-nothings and slackers.Many managers will blame the employees as a reason for not meeting their goals. Some will make an extra effort to terminate employees who are perceived as the loud mouth. On many occasions, the “loud mouth” is considered a leader amongst their co-workers. The key is to be vigilant and utilize their ability to influence others to gain a positive advantage for the company. Placing them on a morale committee might be the trick. Allowing these type of workers an opportunity to collaborate in the decision making process may alleviate the negative energy.
- Say yes to copying your competition.Many companies state that they want to be the best in their field. In order to be transformational, recognizing that there is competition is fundamental to the success of the business. Identifying what the competitors are doing will only strengthen the ability to create new ideas to be at the top of the industry.
- Say yes to thought that employees and managers are not on the same team.The us vs. them mentality is alive and well in the workplace. Many employees feel that they are not on the same team as the managers and that the overall goals and objectives are different. By embracing this concept, a leader can gain an advantage by recognizing and listening to their employees. Rather than immediately striking an idea or concept, the manager should let the employee know that all ideas are up for consideration.
- Say yes to acknowledging complaints from customers and employees.Rather than being defensive, take the time to listen to the challenges that are expressed by your customers and employees. In order to make strides towards improvements, the comments of others are imperative in evaluating the overall quality of the business.