The Five Commandments in Leadership 你不能不知的领导5诫训!

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun-leadership
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How do you know who is a great leader? By looking at the quality of the team they lead. Truly, any responsible leader should have a passion and persistence for building an elite team. Why be satisfied with anything mediocre?

Because of this, I constantly seek to improve my leadership abilities. Over the years, I have accumulated a lot of experience, advice and lessons. Here are some that I wish to share with you. Hopefully these tips can help you in your leadership roles too.

1.Create leaders at all levels.

Elite teams have leaders at all levels. One of the biggest mistakes that a leader can make is to amass power to themselves and not delegate work. This is problematic, especially when your organisation or team begins to expand—you can’t afford to micromanage every single thing. Having leaders at every level and delegating duty to them does a few things: one, it takes burden off you so that you can focus on the things that others can’t do. Secondly, it means you are creating more leaders under you. People who can still inspire and lead, even if you are not there to provide orders.

2.Make the team feel safe
In the volatile economic situations today, it is all about trust and loyalty. The environment often makes the team fear about their job stability, their income and their livelihood. When everyone on the team can trust the leadership, they have an overwhelming sense of comfort. Imagine if everyone on your team embodied this kind of philosophy. What a profound sense of loyalty that would create. This starts at the top by senior leaders staying calm during crises, communicating effectively, providing solutions and executing them. When the team feels safe and supported, they will do everything in their power to execute their responsibilities and go above and beyond to help achieve company goals.

3.Be quick in adapting to change
This critical, and I have mentioned this in my previous blogposts several times. All businesses experience change—or else they would not survive in the pace of innovation that we live in today. Change management requires a few key things from the leadership. First, you need to communicate what the change is and why it is necessary. Second, every single team member has to understand how this change impacts them and what is required of them. Third, the team needs to be assured that the leadership will provide full support and adequate resources for all during the transitional period of change. In short, make sure everyone is on board with you.

4.Be a servant to your team
Great leaders embrace the concept of servant leadership. If a task is something that they have not done or not willing to do, they would not ask their team to do it. When you’re out there steering the ship, the team needs to know you still care intimately about their specific roles in achieving the company’s vision. Make your team feel cared for, not used.

5.Always eat last
I have been reading about war and combat recently, and I learned something interesting. Traditionally in the military, the officers eat last during meal times. They would not eat until they are sure that everyone is provided with their necessary nourishment. Sometimes, they even give up their food rationing to the sick or weaker soldiers. This is a simple but profoundly impactful gesture of leadership. When you sacrifice for your team, they will sacrifice for you. And don’t we all need team members who go the extra mile?

Leading an organisation is not easy, and there are many decisions that just have no simple solutions to. Nevertheless, these five elements of leadership have proven to be effective and impactful regardless of what I do—I do hope they inspire you too![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]你不能不知的领导5诫训!

该怎么判断一个人是否是一位好的领导人?最简单的方式就是观察他所带领的团队就自有分晓!

这是铁一般的事实,一个有责任感与上进心的领导人,在带领下属时,必定充满热情与坚持,你千万别指望他们满足于一成不变的现状!

正因如此,我从未间断的寻求任何一个可以精进本身领导技巧的机会,这么多年过去了,我在职业生涯中得到了许多宝贵的经验,我想在此与各位分享一些经验,希望这些经验都对你所有帮助。

1.栽培不同才能的人才

一个精英团队必须拥有不同强项的人才,而领导人最大的错误就是中央集权,从来未曾想过将手中的权利适当的下放给下属,因为权利太集中,只会造成下属无用武之地,当考验来临时,下属根本没有实际的应对经验。

试想想,当你的团队越来越大时,你根本没有办法去操控每一个小细节,若你有先见之明,早早培育了一群能干的下属,他们绝对能减轻你的负担,协助你处理那些你无法兼顾的工作。如此一来,你就能专注在下属能力还不能及的事情上,更重要的是,你的下属具有判断以及决策的能力,那他们就不用凡事依赖你。

2.让下属有归属感

在经济一片低迷的状况下,职场更是讲究信任与忠诚。因为动荡的经济状况让上班族普遍上都担心工作的稳定度、薪水以及生计问题。若一个领导者能为下属建立一个充满信任以及优秀的工作环境,必定能换来下属的信任以及衷心的付出。

要得到下属的信任,首先你必须让自己成为以为临危不乱的领导者,再来你必须多与下属沟通、教导下属解决事情的方式,并引导他们执行任务。当你的下属能在你身上找到安全感与归属感,我相信你的下属绝对愿意付出100%的心力去执行任务!

 3.快速的适应环境的变化

这是最关键的一点,我多次在我的文章中强调这一点。每一位领导者都得经历改变,要不然他们根本无法在瞬息万变的商场中立足。

那要如何适应不断增进的领导技巧呢?首先,你自己必须先了解改变的重要性以及非得要改变的原因。再来,你的下属必须了解改变所带来的影响力以及他们该如何适应种种变化。第三,作为领导者的你,必须带领你的下属去适应变化,提供他们最有力的支援以及方式。简单而言,你必须确保你们的组员上下一心。

4.仆人式管理方式

 这是罗伯特·K.·格林里夫(Robert K. Greenleaf)所提出的领导原理。

当你的下属不愿意执行某项任务时,仆人式领导不是仗着职权或威信来统御,乃是以“晓之以理,动之以情,析之佐据”的说式,劝服别人认同计划或工作,让人心服口服,而不是勉强为之。

5.把自己摆在最后一位

最近我在阅读关于战争策略的书籍,我在书中学到一个领导技巧,那就是将自己摆在最后一位,怎么说呢?在军队中,最为领导者的将军通常都是最后一位用餐,因为他会确保每一位部属都都吃饱喝足,他才放心的用餐。若遇上士兵生病了,将军甚至会放弃自己的粮食分配给部属。若身为统领的你建立了这么一个榜样,你的下属必定愿意为你效劳。

领导团队并非一件易事,我们常常会面临许多艰难的决策,而以上的五种诫训都能鞭策我更有效的带领团队最得更远,衷心希望我的经验能对你有所帮助,下次再见![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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