What does it take to be a great leader and create a workplace of productivity and positivity?
What does it take to be a great leader who builds a workplace structure around taking care of their staff while keeping the realities of good business into practice?
What does it take to be a great leader and feel confident and clear about the reality of how Mental Health plays a significant role in your business?
It takes four important ingredients:
- Choices: People like to know they have a choice. A choice empowers others to think, believe and invest in the outcomes and journey of the company. Offer choices for an employee to feel empowered, and invested.
- Confidence: To be a great leader you must show and display this. Sometimes this confidence is being able to say “I don’t know” or “I made a mistake, I apologize”. By being real and confident your employees will trust you as their leader.
- Consistency: Leadership is about setting structure and systems in place so that employees know what is expected, and the consequences that will occur if these structures and systems are not in place. If you are a leader that is inconsistent, your employees will feel lost and confused; this leads to errors and frustration. Consistency equals commitment which for business means retention.
- Care: Employees are people who need to know you care. When employees are cared for they will do more, be more and invest more of their time, energy and faith into your business. They will trust that you will have their back when things do not go right. They will know you care, and therefore they will care for you.
Seems simple doesn’t it? But the 4 C’s take time and energy to command. The time and energy saved if followed will be amazing. You will ultimately have stronger relationships with your staff and commitment from your staff. This will provide you with choices, confidence, consistency and care in your life as a leader. When your team is happy, you will be happy.
Be a great leader and encourage productivity, and positivity. Be a great leader who builds structure and systems. Be that great leader that cares and shows they care by providing a safe place to speak out on Mental Health in the Workplace.