A recent article, Every Leader Should Have These Attributes by Natalie Eisele says that in the past, companies often implement a commanding (military style) leadership, but today, leaders should adopt a hands-on, engaged approach to maximize productivity and engagement.
Here are three attributes of every leader to make better employees and better companies.
1. A leader must be genuine.
A genuine person is truthful, does not overstate or lie, and strives to keep employees informed whenever possible. Authentic leaders plainly say what is needed and required, and give honest feedback about what is useful and what is not.
2. A leader must be a good communicator.
Communicating with your employees is a basic quality for a leader to possess. Inviting employees to lunch from time to time or conducting regular meeting in a meeting space to listen to feedback and ideas conveys that leadership is interested and valued the employee perspective. Feeling valued and appreciated improves your employee’s engagement and well-being.
3. A leader must be receptive.
A leader who listens is one step ahead. Spending time to listen and consider is a win-win. Being an open-minded leader allows for positive changes in your company and makes employees feel both recognized and valued.
These leadership traits pave the way to both employees and their leaders to work together and find motivation and inspiration in the workplace. Further, a good and well designed workspace helps promote agility and efficiency. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.
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