5 WAYS LEADERS CAN MAKE A TEAM OF LEADERS
Business world discussions often center around leadership. It seems that most of these discussions are actually about leading followers. These discussions rarely focus on the skills necessary to lead leaders, which is unfortunate because that is where transformational business growth occurs. The approaches overlap, but they differ in some fundamental ways.
You are turning a leader into a follower when you treat them as a follower rather than someone who has the independence, strength, and personal accountability to lead others. A person who leads others is different from someone who directs people through them. Leaders need these five things to teach others:
1. Clearly defined territories
To be a strong leader, one needs to be clear about what space is theirs to command without interference. When you build a team of leaders, you will need to create boundaries to avoid conflict between areas of command. The leaders will be unable to resolve conflicts on their own, so you will be required to resolve them.
2. Goals broader than performance
It is impossible for leaders to accomplish what they cannot overcome on their own. Engaging people, setting direction, and pushing for achievements are motivated by this. By treating them like followers, you risk them shrinking to the size of their own talent and effort.
3. Coach, don’t boss
Through one-to-one discussions, potential leaders can share their deepest concerns and challenges, and you can offer advice and support. As the organization grows, this should be an ongoing process that facilitates learning between you and your team.
4. Identify your team’s potential
Once your team is engaged with your vision, push them out of their comfort zone by putting them in challenging situations. In my opinion, this kind of test is one of the best ways to test whether or not a member has the potential to become a leader. Learn more about the interests and aspirations of these potential leaders in order to get to know them better. It would be best if you made an effort to interact with leaders at every level of your organization since leaders exist at all levels of your organization.
5. Invest in Leadership Development
Consider rotating the potential leaders into other departments for a while after you’ve identified them as potential leaders. Their skills will be developed and their knowledge of the organization will be deepened as a result. You can enhance this by taking advantage of internal workshops, online courses, and courses sponsored by educational institutions.
Leadership was traditionally viewed as a decision-making role, with no further questions asked. However, stereotypes are being broken and things are changing. A modern leader does not think he is an expert in everything, nor does he believe his opinion is the final one. Modern leaders see it as essential to provide advice and allow their team members room to grow so they can get the most out of each other.
Modern leaders are effective teachers.
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