No matter how accomplished a leader may be, times of turmoil are inevitable. Whether the organization is facing a big change or team members just can’t seem to get along, how leaders address these issues determines the outcome. With effective leadership teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn to address times of turmoil head-on and come out on top.
Leadership teambuilding topics are readily available, and this article references the following:
- Leadership And The Art Of Making Tough Decisions,
- Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential,
- 4 Keys to Leading Through Change, and
- 7 Phrases a Transparent Leader Would Never Use.
With effective leadership teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn to successfully address times of turmoil.
Have difficult conversations. An important part of leadership is having necessary, but sometimes difficult, conversations with employees, according to Leadership And The Art Of Making Tough Decisions. The article points out that the longer leaders wait to have these conversations, the greater the consequences of their decisions. It is also not fair to the other parties involved, so leaders should bite the bullet and hold those conversations with others in the organization.
Adopt an open leadership style. The idea of open leadership is that all aspects of the organization are already accessible, so leaders should adapt this style of leadership and create an open and transparent environment, states Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential. Because of the internet and the availability of information, employees, especially Millennials, already know the company’s deepest “secrets,” so leaders should stop pretending secrets exist and create a policy of openness and transparency.
Connect. Leaders need to truly understand how to connect with their employees and their customers in order to be effective in their industries, according to 4 Keys to Leading Through Change. Step back and look at your brand and reputation from others’ points of view, and make changes based on your observations. Think about how you want your organization to be perceived, and work to bring it to that place.
Recognize contributions. Leaders who strive to make a culture of transparency need to recognize the contributions that others make, states 7 Phrases a Transparent Leader Would Never Use. Leaders need to care about their team members, as well as their customers, and they need to recognize the roles and contributions that other players provide.
Join a self-study program. Sometimes leaders need an outside perspective to grow. A self-study program, such as the 6 Principles That Build High Performance Teams Self-Study Leadership Training program, teaches leaders how to improve employee accountability, engagement and business success though the application of six common-sense principles that improve collaboration and cooperation in the workplace. The program, which is available 24/7, also coaches leaders how to incorporate engaging behaviors into their own suit of leadership skills.
Times of turmoil are inevitable, but with proper leadership teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn to effectively address and handle these times. By having the difficult conversations, adopting an open leadership style, connecting with others, recognizing others’ contributions and joining a self-study program, leaders can move past these difficult times and enjoy success within their organizations.
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Dianne Crampton is the Founder of TIGERS Success Series, Inc. and licenses HRD Executives in the use of TIGERS award winning resources. TIGERS is a Bend, Oregon team building consultant and serves clients globally.
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