One of the biggest issues for leaders is gaining the respect of the people who work beneath them. If there is no respect towards a leader, a team cannot function properly. However, it is vital leaders acknowledge respect must be earned, it is not something which people automatically present to people in power and authority.
Whether you are a new leader, someone who wants to become a leader or you feel as though you need to improve this aspect of your career, training to develop leadership skills is of value and benefit. When you have respect, you will find it easier to keep your team motivated and on course to achieve the best results.
What do people look for in leaders?
A crucial component in gaining respect is determining what your team respects in a leader and what they are looking for from the people above them. Honesty and integrity are always crucial factors, and many team members like to know their supervisors support them when upper management is increasing demands.
A good supervisor will often find themselves in the middle of the workforce and management, and it is how you bridge this gap that will determine the level of respect professionals hold you in.
You will also need to know good leaders act, and show their merit. It is important to have a theoretical understanding of what a good leader is, and you need to converse with your team members. However, the most important thing is to lead with action.
Leaders lead by action
If you lead with integrity and fairness, you will achieve better results than you can by merely telling people what they want to hear. Being a leader is often challenging, and it is how you reach to difficult times and challenging moments which define you as a leader.
Some of the most commonly cited traits in good leaders include:
- Ability to inspire others
- Communication skills
- Decision Making Capabilities
- Delegation and Empowerment
- Emotional Intelligence
- Vision and Purpose
If you feel as though you are lacking in some of these areas, or you would like to reinforce these skills, please get in touch with Global Solution Services. We are pleased to say we offer a range of courses aimed at developing leadership skills, and we look forward to helping you be the leader you dream of.
At Global Solution Services, we believe leadership training is ideal for first-time managers, supervisors and new leaders. We are pleased to say we are running a range of leadership training courses in the opening months of 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you.
If you would like to learn more about our leadership training courses with dates in February and March, please contact us today. We are running courses in Kensington and Croydon, so hopefully, there is an option near you. After completing the course, participants will be sent a certificate which can be placed in their own Continuous Professional Development (CPD).