Perhaps the most important habit of all is strategic resilience. The ability to bounce back. To be adaptable. Today’s rapidly escalating competition means leaders can no longer be stoic in waiting for “normal” times to emerge. Here a few habits from Smartbrief.
Micromanaging tasks – To be a more effective leader, you can’t micromanage — which can be particularly hard for perfectionists like me. The reason you hire people is to divide and conquer, not so that they can do something and then you can go fix it and do it better. Let them do their jobs, and if they mess up, explain how they messed up and have them do it again. Guiding them will be very important for the long run! – Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud
Crowdsourcing decisions – There has to be a balance, but when I purged the need to crowdsource every decision to my mastermind group, accountability partner, friends and colleagues, I became more decisive as a leader of the business. Getting feedback and opinions is important, but not at the risk of putting your business in the hands of people who have no vested interest in your success or failure. — Kelly Azevedo, She’s Got Systems […]