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October 11, 2022 | by admin
Remarkable leaders are those who are committed to lifelong learning in terms of enhancing their ability to truly lead and also in the development of the teams they lead. So much is evolving in today's world, and business leaders who have an appetite for learning from the challenging times, who can be adaptable, and who have the ability to pivot based on their learnings will be better positioned for success in the long run. Times of change and/or crises will illuminate what a leader is really made of; and at the Securieon Group, our goal is to make sure the leaders we partner with are prepared to rise to the occasion, whatever the occasion may be.
The best leaders will have taken the time to know and cultivate their teams before a crisis ensues so that trust in leadership is already present. When it comes to effectively managing teams during a challenging event, it is especially important for business leaders to understand the people they're leading in order to capitalize on each individual's strengths as the team problem solves and works toward solutions.
Great leaders must be able to adapt their own leadership style to various personalities and motivations in order to meet the challenges you collectively face. Individual competencies will need to be assessed in order to delegate roles effectively -- and you must be able to delegate. At the end of the day, in crisis mode or not, your senior management and your teams should have the capabilities to do the job without you.
When delegating, leaders need to be active listeners in order to determine which team members are best equipped to take initiative in making crucial decisions to get the work done, versus those who are best at executing tasks. Reinforce each team member's strengths, yet also provide honest feedback. Be sure to ask for input, make the time for frequent check-ins, and show no favoritism. When an employee feels that leadership values their opinions, their contributions and their value as an individual, it goes a long way -- particularly when you are in the middle of a crisis. When the crisis is over or diverted, be sure to celebrate everyone's achievements -- and talk about the future with them!
Servant leadership means holding yourself accountable to the standards and expectations you have of your team and your organization as a whole. You will earn infinitely more trust and respect when you energetically demonstrate that you are a member of the team yourself and that you have a vested and sincere interest in the success of the team. Take responsibility for your mistakes, and show that you own responsibility for everything that impacts the team's and the organization's success. Be a motivational leader by being an inspirational leader with integrity. Your encouragement to the team will yield much higher results in terms of employee engagement, productivity and final outcomes. When you exhibit these traits, your energy will be infectious, and you will be much more likely to find that your employees have a real sense of purpose in their work -- and in working for you. Show that you have their backs!
At the Securieon Group, we can work alongside your leadership team during times of crises, change and uncertainty and help you bring out the best in the people you lead. We’ll help you assess and augment your team, filling in any gaps you may have that could prohibit your ability to successfully overcome the challenges you face in today's turbulent world.
During times of crises, leadership can often benefit from an unbiased resource that can serve as the third person removed, take the emotions out of the equation, and help you make the difficult decisions you need to make in order to strategically and compassionately navigate your way through. If this is the situation you find yourself in as a business leader, we suggest you consider the Securieon Group as part of your solution.
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