The following tactics can help you become the boss everyone wants to work for and the high achiever every CEO wants to employ, all without drama, stress, and countless hours at the office, regardless of your position as a front-line supervisor, middle management, or senior executive.
Leadership is an influence, not just a choice
Influence is what leadership is all about. And behavioral psychology has shown us that we constantly have an impact on others around us. You have an impact both when you confront the bully and when you stay silent. Both speaking up against a proposal in the conference room and being silent have an impact. Since you are always influencing others, being a leader is not a decision. This implies that you exercise leadership not just at work but also at the dinner table and on the soccer field. But are you pointing people in the right direction or away? Recognize your authority as a leader and always lead with intention.
Strong leaders display weakness
Too many old-school leaders have the opinion that “leading is acting” or that we should always put on a fake smile to appear confident and upbeat. The most effective leaders today understand that building trust takes time, so they practice authenticity and vulnerability.
Compassion and love, are the two key points of successful Leadership
Leaders that genuinely care about their team members produce positive company results and great employee engagement. Team members should love the person who is in charge. It is good for the company to feel this warmth, kinship, and compassion we have for one another—not the intense sort of love.