As the head of your company, it is important to support and mentor your employees so that they can be successful in their careers. But Leadership is also about taking care of yourself too unless your organization is fine without a head. Here are a few tips on becoming a more effective leader.
- Say Yes
When your employees come forward with a new initiative or proposal, say yes. Unless it is entirely outside of your business’s purview, allowing the people you hired to make decisions actually make decisions shows that you have trust in them. Of course, you should evaluate each proposal and give feedback.
- Know Your Own Limits
You’re not doing anyone any good if you work yourself to death. As you work to serve your employees, be sure to keep tabs on your own well-being. Take breaks and time off as you need them and be sure to get as much sleep as you need. You can’t expect to plan all time off though, so make sure your team is equipped to deal with your absence.
- Always Be Learning
In today’s landscape, you must be continually improving or stagnate and become irrelevant. There are plenty of ways to keep developing professionally. You can attend webinars and conferences, invite outside speakers to your company, start a book club or take classes.