is all about taking control. It is the single-most important skill
that a leader must possess, along with other attributes like innovative
thinking, drive, commitment to the organisation's values and a capacity
to lead by example.
The ideal way to motivate is to lead by example.
A leader should possess the ability to understand individual employees
and focus on their strengths. Delivering results is all about team
effort-a leader can accomplish even goals that are seemingly impossible
if he can get the individual members of his team to focus collectively
on one goal. A leader should delegate work and give individuals
the freedom to sharpen their skills on live projects. Such experiences
act as a catalyst to transform individuals with average performance
records to confident achievers and leaders of tomorrow.
It is equally important for leaders to be committed
and to generate commitment among their team members towards goals
and offer challenges to the team so that they can perform difficult
tasks. With businesses increasingly becoming global, a successful
leader is the one who can make his team perform effectively across
different business cultures.
A leader needs to ensure that all his subordinates
get their due importance, irrespective of the scale of their contribution
to the overall task. This helps foster the spirit that is so necessary
to bind the team together. It is also the leader's responsibility
to keep his organisation's culture alive. Last, but not the least,
the leader should ensure that the organisation's work culture facilitates
employee growth and development. Employee development results in
the overall growth of the organisation.