High-quality leaders are essential to the success of any business. A good leader will make your employees feel excited about their job, optimizing productivity and increasing company revenue.
Here Are 7 Signs Your Business Is Lacking Leaders
How can you tell if your business’s leaders need help? It helps to evaluate yourself first. Leadership training is a valuable tool that can teach your employees how to become more effective leaders in your work environment. Every business can benefit from leadership training, but yours may need it desperately if you struggle to inspire your employees.
None of Your Employees’ Work Is Up to Standard
Team members may feel aimless, confused, and unmotivated without an inspiring authority figure. If no one else around them is taking the initiative to produce exceptional results, why should they? A great leader at the helm will inspire employees to put their best foot forward and exceed expectations, increasing productivity and general morale.
Communication Is Limited or Nonexistent
Leaders should respond to messages, show up to work when expected, report on goals, and keep track of team members. As mentioned in a recent Harvard Business Review article, communication is key. A lack of communication demonstrates a disregard for the importance of the business, resulting in poor efficiency, confusion, and hostile culture.
Employee Turnover Is Through The Roof
High turnover indicates that your company may not be in a great environment. If a leader is not meeting their team’s needs, people will leave, resulting in an uneven workload and more investment into recruiting and training. Implementing excellent leadership practices in your business gives your employees somewhere to turn if they have a complaint or struggle. Resolving these problems may be the key to higher employee retainment.
There Is No Chemistry Between Your Team & Leaders
Good relationships make hard work days bearable. Good leaders maintain friendly, professional relationships with their team members and work to resolve any tension or argument. If it doesn’t seem like your team enjoys working together, they may be missing an inspiring leader to bring them together.
Low Morale Among Team Members
Work isn’t always exciting, but no one should dread it. Morale is what carries you through challenging or busy days. Good leaders buoy team members with encouragement, enthusiasm, and celebration of wins. If your workplace feels dull or tense, you may be missing an upbeat team lead. To better understand the individual strengths of each team member, consider using a leadership assessment tool like IMLD’s Velocity Leadership CheckPoint.
Employees Have Expressed Concerns About Current Team Leads
Don’t ever discount complaints from your team, especially when they are in regards to someone in a leadership position. If someone has made an effort to report concerns, the issue is severe enough to investigate. Leaders who play favorites, bully, and micromanage can be problematic and could be detrimental to your business.
There Are Many Incidents of Conflict Between Team Members.
Leaders inspire cooperation and ensure proactive resolution when it comes to personal conflict. Their involvement demonstrates expectations of respect and shows employees that they will not tolerate bullying. Constant fighting or intolerance between team members indicates a hands-off leadership style, which is not conducive to a productive work environment.
How To Improve Leadership
If any of these issues are prevalent in your workplace, it’s time to take action. If you feel powerless in how to improve leadership in your business, you’re not alone. It can be challenging to make assertive changes in company culture. Leadership training can help you implement strategies and expectations to improve the dynamic of your employees. Leadership assessment can help you identify your team members’ diverse strengths and weaknesses to better understand their role in your company and potential for growth.
There is no time to waste when it comes to changing leadership practices in your organisation. It’s time to lay out expectations and grow into your destiny for success.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP IN DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERS – A VELOCITY LEADERSHIP CHECKPOINT
Do you know the impact you have on your leader and / or team? Completing a leadership assessment tool to assess your leadership strengths and weaknesses is the first step that Carla took as part of her Emerging Leaders Program journey.
If you are unsure of your impact on your leader / team, perhaps you should complete the Velocity Leadership CheckPoint? 25 behavioural leadership traits, focussed in 5 distinct leadership capabilities – a ‘must know’ for any leader or team looking to drive high performance. If you haven’t completed the CheckPoint, get in touch with us today to arrange an appointment. Read through the comments and feedback from those that have – many say that it has had a profound effect on how they lead and perform within a team.