Leading is hard. The transition from an individual contributor to a leader is even harder. The shift in your mindset from team member to leader is a transformational one. It requires commitment, trust, and the right communication skills to engage your team members and hold them and yourself accountable for results. Learn what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s workplace. Stop doing and start leading!
Whether leadership is given with a title or earned through the respect of others, it is a unique and difficult skill that requires the ability and willingness to face the ultimate unpredictable variable: people. This variability takes the form not just of diversity of people (generational, cultural, educational, mindset, etc.), but also the differences in lives, emotions, situations, abilities, and preferences.
n a results-oriented business environment, accomplished leaders know that engaging their teams is critical to achieving goals. To that end, a study conducted by Dale Carnegie found that teams who are enthusiastic, inspired, confident, and empowered are considerably more likely to engage in achieving organizational goals. The research also indicated that leaders who sincerely care about their people foster a culture of engagement.