Your team will follow and love the leader who loves and engages them. Keep an open-door policy, and make your team and their concerns a real priority.
Everybody likes a chance to shine, to be the best they can be. That means no micromanaging allowed! Don’t expect someone or anyone to do it like you or as good as you. Help them be the best they can be. Not a “mini-me.”
The team has to see a vision so big that it takes God Himself to pull it off. The days of the “Celeb” leader are over. Tomorrow’s greatest leaders will only follow a true, humble servant leader.
Clear Systems and Processes
What’s next? How do we get there, and who’s responsible for what? Those are questions your team needs to know to be on the same page. Don’t make them fly without radar. Establish clear systems that empower and guide.
It’s been proven that workers are more productive and happy in a position that embraces flexibility rather than stringent time requirements. Come on, make that right hire, and then trust them to hear from God and do His work. Yes, they need clear expectations, but not strict schedules.
Room for Growth
Have an “open nest” policy. Let those with potential fly! Make room for them to use their gifts and talents, even if it means you have to use less of yours. Making others more successful than you will be the real test of your leadership.
Have you discovered any other vital parts of a great team?