We all know the importance of leadership, but many people forget to focus on their mindset and what that means for their team.
Today, I’m sharing 3 ideas that’ll help you understand how your thoughts affect your team — in a positive or negative way.
1) Remembering that the best leaders are listeners.
Many people struggle with listening…
“Excuse me! Do you mind NOT TALKING, my phone needs me”
Listening is hard work. It requires a lot of energy to truly be present with another person and hear what they are saying.
But when you give others your full attention, it tells them that their voice matters, which in turn builds trust between the team member and leader.
The best leaders know how valuable listening can be because it’s the foundation of any healthy relationship.
2) Being confident in yourself
Confident leaders inspire their team members by showing that they have the knowledge and skills to lead. This builds trust with the employees — they know that if they work hard, there will be a payoff in the end.
The leader’s confidence also helps them attract new talent because of its magnetic pull on people who want to grow and succeed.
3) Finding time to building rapport with others
Building rapport with your team members helps you understand them better and vice versa. When people feel that they are understood, they are more likely to listen to what the other person has to say because they have a level of trust in them.
For example, when managers take time out of their day for conversation instead of tasks, it increases engagement because employees feel valued and appreciated.
Being a great leader isn’t easy. It takes a lot of hard work, consistency and effort.
But the rewards are far greater than any amount of time spent on your mindset.
So what’s stopping you?