Do you know that leaders can make mistakes too? Here are some common leadership mistakes that you can easily avoid and be a great leader.
Being a leader can definitely be award-winning at times, but we all know that it’s not an easy job at all. It requires a tremendous amount of hard work, focus, responsibility, sacrifice and a lot of other efforts that often go unseen. Leadership is so much about managing the event backstage rather than taking the appreciation upfront. But at times, while achieving these milestones under extreme work pressure, even the great leaders tend to commit mistakes. So that you excel in your leadership and these errors do not hinder your path, we have here for you some common leadership mistakes that can prevent the happening of some disastrous setbacks.
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- Not acknowledging your mistakes: It can happen sometimes with you too. When you are tied up handling miscellaneous tasks and meeting deadlines, you may mail make some mistakes. Keeping a tab of work that your employees or juniors do is a tiring task itself. So that you don’t bring down your scale of excellence, it is important to find time to check for/recognize your errors and work on them to help yourself elevate.
- Not finding time to interact with your colleagues: Time is a major constraint with people at high profile jobs that includes managing ‘n’ number of things. It is not uncommon when you might want to keep a point to point conversation with your colleagues only to protect your energy and time. It can have adverse effects, from their not being able to seek clarifications on any doubts, professional guidance or connecting on a personal level. So find time to interact with your employees sufficiently to gaze through what is happening around. It might cost you some time but you will notice that you will be able to find the weaklings much earlier this way.
- Taking the credits yourself: Undoubtedly you have put in all your strength and time to achieve an impossible target, but you can’t afford to leave your team behind when the effort is being acknowledged and appreciated. Like you feel that your efforts go unseen at times, similarly, you might also tend to oversee your juniors’ efforts. Recognizes and appreciate their efforts time to time.
- Being bossy: One of the major characteristics of being bossy is not providing an honest, constructive feedback to your colleagues. A regular and frequent interaction can help you by keeping you grounded and help you gain an empathetic attitude towards them.
- Not seeking help: People who work under you might not be as brilliant or experienced that you are, but we are sure they can definitely contribute to something or the other. Rather than burdening yourself with all the work and remaining stressful, it is always better to delegate your work. It will not only lessen your burden but you might get it done even better than expected if you give it someone, to whom it comes far easier than you.
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