THE TRUE COST OF POOR LEADERSHIP
How much does poor leadership cost you?
Poor leadership can cost you your company culture, bottom line, team morale and turnover of great team members leaving the team.
They leave their jobs for many different reasons, sometimes it is the attraction of a new job with a higher salary, larger organisation, internal or external factor.
Would better leadership in the company influence the team members to stay even if they know that there are potentially better opportunities out there?
Better leadership in a company can also improve the following things in the company.
Developing Potential leaders
Motivate and Inspire
It can also minimise the following factors that cause company cultures to falter.
Conflicts with team members (office politics)
What leadership skills should you focus on?
Good leaders and managers are able to look at their skill set and identify their strengths and weaknesses. If you see that you lead towards more manager tendencies, where you can incorporate inspiration and big picture thinking into your workplace. If you are more of a leader then you will notice that you can help with the daily tasks and processes to fulfill your visions.
Pay careful to your interactions to the people around you who report to you. Practice coaching and actively listening to them creates a sense of confidence and self-esteem that they are being heard. Leadership skills are soft skills that can be developed through deliberate practice and careful attention.
Can you be trained in leadership skills?
Absolutely, we all have leadership within us, we have just forgotten how to lead. It is also a learned trait. It’s about shifting your mindset from that of a manager to that of a leader. You need to understand the difference between the tasks of a leader and the tasks of a manager and how to respond accordingly. That is where communication skills come into play, learn how to shift your mindset and thinking from the daily tasks to the goals and visions that the company envisions and use it to your advantage to help you achieve your goals and visions.
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