Have you ever asked yourself, “What makes a good leader?” What makes a person be the one people comes to freely for advice or direction within the workplace? A true leader within the workplace is one full of ambition, one who is responsible, accountable and possesses the power to persuade, and compel with an authentic approach.
According to an article by TrainingMag.com, true leadership influences people to achieve better results for the companies they belong to. Leadership also understands the importance of having a strong sense of self, the ability to make others follow their lead as well as adjust when circumstances require them to. A true leader also understands the importance of being a peer and a supervisor or one of great influence.
TrainingMag.com also provides a few tips to help employees develop into good leaders, such as:
- Know your own strengths and limitations
- Look beyond your own self-interest and encourage others to do the same
- Anticipate and manage conflicts fairly and objectively
- Exhibit self-confidence
- Instill trust
For the full list of tips, check out the article here.
The majority of today’s employees desire to improve their overall work performance and move up the corporate ladder. In Mastery Technologies’ training activity “Bud to Boss: Discussing Your New Leadership Role,” employees are taught how to facilitate successful work relationships, and create foundations for a smooth transition into a new leadership role.
When taking on a new leadership position within a company, it is important that one understand the difference between being a leader and a peer. This activity teaches you the importance of knowing your job description as a leader, the importance of setting necessary boundaries between co-workers who were once peers and setting clear expectations.