Getting enough sleep is important not just for our health, but in order to function as a good leader. This, combined with a positive team, honesty and much more is the perfect recipe for great leadership. Follow these 10 tips closely and you yourself could be on the way to becoming a great team leader which can improve the efficiency of both your colleagues and your business.
1. Choose your team wisely
Fill your team with positive people, and avoid those who are an energy drain on you or your colleagues.
2. It doesn’t have to be perfect
Don’t risk unnecessary delays to productivity by making yourself or your team feel that perfectionism is the only option- sometimes ‘good enough’ really is good enough.
3. Get enough sleep
Most of us need a proper night’s sleep to be able to perform at our best, so avoid too many late nights and make sleep a priority.
4. Tell the truth
Whether you are lying to cover up a mistake, or embellishing your previous experience, the truth always comes out.
5. Complaining is draining
Moaning whenever something goes wrong rarely helps to improve the situation. Instead take stock, work out what went wrong and take positive steps towards a solution.
6. You don’t have to go it alone
While it can be difficult at times to manage people, your team is often your most valuable asset.
7. Don’t let procrastination take over
Sometimes a decision just needs to be made, so lead by example and don’t delay.
8. Comparison is the thief of joy
Comparing yourself and your achievements to those of others is a guaranteed way to make you miserable.
9. Honour your promises
Manners are important in business, and managers who stay true to their commitments are remembered.
10. Embrace change
Change is inevitable and also necessary in business, you should constantly be learning and evolving to remain a successful leader.
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