Rules are an essential part of any business. Rules are necessary to ensure we make intentional decisions. Rules are written to make sure people are treated equally and consistently. But it’s impossible to make rules to govern every possible scenario that may occur.
It’s essential that your team members know what’s expected of them. When they start, generally they’re given a job description but that’s not enough. Clear expectations set the standards and means there’s no confusion and everyone is working towards the same goal.
It makes good business sense to build more powerful employee engagement. Although it’s impossible to do everything your team wants, there are plenty of ways to get your team more engaged in their work so they become more positive and you’ll retain them longer.
Business results are the ultimate outcome. If you set your goal to develop engaged employees who create loyal customers, then your organization will be resistant to competitive pressures and deliver stronger business results, more efficiently.
There are certain core characteristics the majority of leaders possess. However, there are also an additional set of characteristics that define transformational leaders—leaders that have the ability to make an impact on organizational growth.
Great leaders not only understand how to engage and inspire their teams to get the best results—they understand the need to create participatory and collaborative processes that develop the abilities of the next generation of leaders.
Developing your leadership capacity is moving beyond focusing on the day to day operations and expanding your decision making process to focus on long term strategies that are able to sustain business over time.
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