Leaders should always be on the lookout for new leadership styles to assist in their receptivity and effectiveness for their business. Leaders aren’t excluded from improvement and often set the status quo for exemplary superintendence. Implementing outstanding leadership qualities can impact a team by establishing an efficient work environment, arouse feelings of apathy, boost employee morale, increase worker job satisfaction, and improve worker performance. Leaders can take their business and team to a new level this New Year by following some of these tips:
“Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they’ve never seen before, something that does not yet exist.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Conduct a SWOT Analysis
A SWOT analysis stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It’s a sort of assessment used to find areas in need of improvement whilst also accrediting one’s assets to a business as well. In a personal SWOT analysis, a leader asks these questions to trusted colleagues:
- What are my top weaknesses?
- Where can I grow?
- What are the internal or external threats blocking my success?
Through conducting this assessment, leaders can find out what their company may be lacking, tangible assets, competitors, emerging competitors, etc.
Be a Facilitator
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A leader is an overseer, not to be confused with an overzealous boss. As a facilitator, leaders teach their team to adapt their own sense of leadership. Leaders give their team members the necessary tools or restrictions to do their best at the job. Once employees feel supported, they will reach a plateau of self-actualization.
Break Down Barriers
Barriers such as hierarchy, time, management styles, technology, communication, and culture should be diminished. Leaders should be especially open-minded, taking in new considerations for this coming new year. One may be surprised how much progress can be achieved by considering other differing viewpoints. Perhaps team members see potential liabilities or possible assets within a given project.
About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Private Investor, Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist in Orange County, California. He is the Managing Partner of Vanetik International, LLC, a management consulting firm which offers advisory services and strategic planning to businesses and industries. He is also the Managing Partner of Dominion Asset Management, a technology-driven opportunity real estate fund that invests in undervalued real estate throughout the United States. Yuri Vanetik brings over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of roles, and has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Law.