3 Ways to be a Better Leader
Wednesday, November, 12th, 2014 at 6:12 pm by Mike J. Agugliaro
I see it all the time: Managers and CEOs becoming complacent in their businesses. If you’ve already built a great business, so what? You should want the greatest business. And if you’re already a great leader, why wouldn’t you want to be the best? You set the standard for the rest of your team, and the quality of your leadership skills can make or break your business.
As the owner of your HVAC, plumbing, or electrical business, it is time to step up to the plate and lead your team to success. If you want to achieve market domination, you have to become a better leader for your employees and make changes…today!
– Stop micromanaging. If you’re spending hours a day micromanaging your employees, you aren’t focusing on the big picture. When you dictate specific details of how tasks need to be completed, you limit your employees. Did you ever think that they may know a more efficient way to get the job done? Maybe what works for you doesn’t for them, but they still complete the task effectively and efficiently. Your employees drive your business, so it’s time you empower them. Hire good people that you trust, take a step back, and watch the work get done.
– Get to know your employees. Sure you know your employees’ names, what their roles are in your company, maybe even details about their family and hobbies. But do you know what makes them tick? How do they like to be rewarded, and how do they prefer to communicate? When you know these things, you can better manage the success and development of your employees.
– Surround yourself with smart people. I once heard that just because your title says “boss” or “CEO” doesn’t mean that you are the smartest person in the room. So when I say, “Surround yourself with smart people,” take that to the next level by surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you. That includes the people you hire. Learn from the best of the best, and use that new-found knowledge to advance your leadership skills.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level now by leading your team to business mastery? If you want to know more about how CEO Warrior can help you master your business, register for one of my free strategy calls today!