If you want to find success managing a team, and communicating with customers, you need to show them that you are leadership material.
There are a lot of different leadership styles, and personalities and many of them work. However, not everyone can adapt to every style of leadership. It’s crucial in business to figure out what kind of leader you are and where your strengths lie so that you can inspire confidence in your team and your clients.
In this article, we’re going to explain what we look for in leaders here at F.H. Cann & Associates and share some advice from our own team leads.
Good leaders work with their team(s), they do not just bark orders. Working with your team will inspire your team because they will see that you are not afraid to get your hands dirty as well.
Not only will it gain respect from your team members, but it will also help you understand your projects much more. Knowing the ins and outs of your projects will help you make decisions and communicate details with clients.
Be a part of the team, but make sure not to step on toes or get in the way of the actual team members.
You need to talk to your team members and actually listen to their suggestions. It is likely that they will understand potential problems more than you do since they are the ones that have to work around the problems.
Telling a team to implement a certain feature, and not listening to them when they say it won’t work is a great way to lose their confidence, and immediately kill their passion for the project. When communicating your ideas, be clear, concise, and always listen to your team’s opinions.
You will stand out in their eyes as a real leader who cares about the project and isn’t just barking down at them.Continue reading