- March 26, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Employee Care, Happy Employee, Innovation, Leadership Team, Motivation, Team Management, Team Work
You do not need to manage a team of 100 people, in order to start working on your leadership style.
No matter if your team is huge or incredibly small, you will always get the best performance and achieve highest results if you ensure that your substance, style, and service as a boss is helping you to lead an autonomous and empowered group of successful people doing a successful job. In the frenetic natural tendency to overcome the so-called “impostor syndrome” while getting to achieve greater power and glory, managers often envision their team solely as a supportive pillar necessary to help them to scale up their results. Too rarely, they realize that the people they manage can be a powerful ecosystem with independent life and potential to be unleashed. Empowered and autonomous ecosystems could bring it much further than expected in the business plan.
The role of a good boss is to provide for the team and to grant to its members the proper conditions to work while developing their own competencies and characters in a successful symbiosis of great results and great individual professional and personal development. Good managers combine both competence and character. Yet, the exceptional ones are also caring. In his book Give and Take, Adam Grant explains how giving is clearly a gift that gives back again and again. Through his work, Grant is proving how self-interest and other-interest are completely independent motivations. This actually means that searching for your own success while ensuring others success are simply complementary and not contradictory attitudes reinforcing one each other.
Caring bosses make it further and greater as a whole. In the self- working cycle of happiness the more we give, the happier we become and the happier we become, the more inclined we are to give. In the study Elevation at work: The effects of leaders’ moral excellence, professors Haidt, Vianello, and Galliani reflect on the “elevation” state of wellbeing experienced by employees when bosses are fair and self-sacrificing, leading to higher feelings of loyalty and commitment toward the organization. The perfect boss is this one that people are willing to follow , and people are willing to follow when their leader is working hard to create a mark that it is actually bringing some good for themselves and the world.
Good bosses follow the 4Ps of successful leadership (Performance, Potential, Perception, and Personality). Great bosses go one step further embracing the 4Ps described by Jan Mühlfeit as the pillars of Positive Leadership.
1. They build on Positive People
Positive people build their lives on the basis of their strengths. They know that by working on their weaknesses they will just get average and by working on their strengths they will get exceptional. Good bosses build up teams of successful people with great highlighted skills and competencies. Great bosses create super-talented teams where people must boost their complementary strengths in a harmonious balance of cooperation that covers all needs and angles. When people work on what they naturally are good at, they tend to perform happier and better.
2. They build on a Positive Purpose
A positive purpose is this one that fits the needs of the individuals, the business and the world. Good managers make the team feel positively aligned with the ultimate mission of the company. Great bosses allow people to fulfill their personal mission in alignment with the purpose of a business that has genuinely a great impact on society and the world. They understand that a job that empowers employees and allows them to develop themselves professionally and personally is a job worth keeping. Good employees work to directly to get a positive outcome for themselves and the company. Exceptional employees need to additionally see the greater impact of their work in the world and fulfill with it their personal mission. Happy, loyal and successful employees thus, are those ones who see a real mission and a worthy value behind what they are doing.
3. They build on a Positive Process
Business as life is not just about the destination but also about the way. Just positive outcomes and performance do not create happy employees. Positive processes do.
Burnout employees are not efficient employees because they are not happy employees. In the report, Work-Related Stress – Information for Managers / Supervisors conducted by the University of Edinburgh, high level of stress is directly related with reduced staff performance and productivity, poor decision making, poor commitment to work, poor work relations, increased sickness absence and high staff turnover among others.
Managing employee’s wellbeing is vital in order to ensure high levels of performance. Good bosses ensure that their employees have enough flexible conditions as to manage their own time and energy. Great bosses are additionally concern about how to create a working environment that takes care of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual spheres of the people they are managing. Have you ever heard about the Chief Happiness Officer? Very soon every respected company will have one among their crew!
4. They build on a Positive Place
The “place” where we are understood not as a physical space but as our “present state of being” is a crucial element of individual success. Building a positive “place” requires understanding happiness as a prerequisite for success and putting happiness at the core life goal to be achieved. Great bosses comprehend life in its full dimension and job as one more part of it. While pursuing their own as well as their employee’s happiness, they ensure to establish a consistent life-work flow that matches with peoples desired lifestyles.
5. They aim to become the best version of themselves.
We can not give what we don’t have!
Great bosses do acknowledge that they do not know everything. Great bosses have flaws. Great bosses live in a continuous learning process as much as the rest of mortal beings. Great bosses are also subjected to anxiety, stress, fears, and failures. But they know that becoming the best version of themselves is an everyday battle to overcome weakness and negativity by focusing on strong points and development. Great leaders empower their teams by liberating their unique strengths while pursuing their personal mission and helping others along the way. Great bosses work to become better for themselves, their teams and the world.
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Good managers combine both competence and character. Yet, the exceptional ones are also caring.
The perfect boss is this one that people are willing to follow.