In Your Business You Need To Sort Out Who Does What From The Very Beginning
You’re number one on the team.
You have got to be inspiring in order to ensure that others are inspired.
You have got to demonstrate patience, as well as impatience on occasions.
You’ve got to be decisive, and firm in decision, while considerate in execution.
You’ve got to listen, and be prepared to hear what you perhaps don’t want to hear.
You must be able to manage, delegate, and supervise. This last – supervision – is most important. Mere delegation, followed by the assumption that all will be well, usually doesn’t work.
You must promote your team, nurture them, and watch them grow. Be caring and compassionate.
Praise them in public, and – if you must reprimand – always do it in private.
You should try to nurture an open style, be open, be human, even show your vulnerability at times.
Vulnerability often increases credibility. A human approach to running your team will be far more effective than a rules based culture.
Allowing your team to have fun – sometimes having fun with them – will help make sure they are there for you when times are tough. And, sometimes, they most surely will be.
Support, and be supported. It works.
I found this great Tedx Talks video by Hamza Khan, where he speaks more in depth about leading your team.