Sometimes leaders run into problems and do not know what to do next. They may do a different thing that does not tell good or seen to be the ways things are done. The following are five leadership mistakes and how they can be fixed.
Forget That You Have a Team Made up of People
People can have so many things to do. Leaders can become very busy too and forget that they work with individuals. These people get things done and do not and do not seek the help of a subordinate.
Suggested fix to the mistake: Make sure you as a leader, you regularly check your employees at least once a week. It will pay hugely, and you will be surprised when you see the result. Do not think you do not have time to do this. It is plans that you need. Make plans to see your employee for at least 30 munites in a week.
Do Things Yourself
It is very easy to start doing things on your own because that way, you can do them the way you want. If you think it will take less time to get it done by yourself, think of how many of those things you must do always.
Suggested fix to the mistake: Make sure you understand the task you are doing that some members of your employees can do. In getting those tasks done, be sure that you keep track of all the task you do and make up your mind to give them out to someone else. When you give the tasks out, constantly communicate with the person currently doing the task so that it is done the way you want it.
Missing Opportunities to Provide Feedback
People ask for feedback when they ask you to do a task. Leadership is not all about providing the remuneration to employees. There should be room for telling your employee the truth. When you think they did a great job, you should tell them. When you think they need to improve, you should equally tell them.
Suggested fix to the mistake: Saying ‘thank you’ is as simple as that. You should tell an employee that he did a great job. It has been proven to keep employees motivated. When you think they did not do the right thing, you should suggest what they would have done after praising them for what they did.
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Not Knowing When to Hand On
Being a leader in an organization has a purpose. When you lead, you should not be total hands off. Some leaders just sit at their post and allow everything to run on its own. It is a show of a total hands off. Leadership has a purpose. There are specific things that a leader should do to keep an entrepreneur moving in the right direction.
Suggested fix to the mistake: You should know the capabilities of your employees. If your team members or employees are old, it will be easy to get along with them. But if your employees are new, it will take some more effort to know them and what they can do.
You May Forget to Hit the Target
As a leader, you may be the only contact between your entrepreneur and you customers. If you forget to message or contact the customers, no one will do that. It is because you have refused to delegate duties to your subordinates.
Suggested fix to the mistake: delegating duties to your subordinates is very important in any organization. You as a leader should not do everything alone. It is a major responsibility of the leader.