Leadership and management is important within any organisation, small or large and is the key to motivated, empowered and valuable employees, with a good leader you will see many positives.
Firstly, it is important that you know which leadership style you are and become knowledgeable on how to improve and adapt these styles throughout your leadership journey.
If you are not aware of different leadership styles I would advise that you research into this. There are many theories that explore leadership styles and the positives and negatives of each. You may notice that you are a different kind of leader than you originally thought, these styles can be adapted and changed with training and a high level of self-reflection.
Self-reflection is a great quality to possess as a leader because your development is just as important as your employees and become the most effective leader you can be.
As a leader, your knowledge and experience will be passed on to your employees, as you lead by example, notice when you require additional training and think of advancing to a higher level of leadership. Adapting a coaching style of leadership will enable you to take your leadership to the next level, to increase employee behaviours, by understanding what motivates them.
Read our blog post on how to increase employee motivation can have positives effects, not only on their performance but also on their job satisfaction, relationship building within the team and engagement/productivity.
Each employee will have different learning styles, to understand how to effectively empower and motivate each employee, it would be beneficial to take the time to firstly, understand learning styles and then to be proactive in taking the time to get to know each employee’ learning style.
Another way to improve behaviours of employees, is clear goal setting. It important that your team are all working towards the same goal effectively, each individual will have their own tasks to accomplish, however, what are the reasons of everyone completing these separate tasks? What is the end goal? If you communicate this effectively to your team, everyone will have clear set of responsibilities and goals to meet.
A leader that involves their employees within the organisation’s development and advances will effectively build the morale of the team by making the employee feel valued and important to the organisation, building productivity and drive.
Some questions to ask yourself are; what is my leadership style? Do I need to adapt this? Is this working effectively? How is the morale and motivation of my employees? Are there any development opportunities?