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Practical Leadership Tips 3

Practical Tips from Business and Public Leaders 3

Essential Leadership and Management for Engineers

Practical Leadership Tips 3: Serving and Inspiring Others...

Leadership Tips - Mentoring Others

  • Creating that sense of possibility and giving people the freedom to be the best they can be is extremely inspiring.

  • Leaders are role models. They inspire, encourage, demonstrate commitment and dedication to getting the job done.

  • As a leader you can inspire other people’s development. We all have weaknesses and the ability to improve in something.

  • As a leader you should actively encourage your staff to train, develop and enhance their skills. Point out what practical and career advantages and opportunities this has the potential to give them.


Practical Leadership Tips 3: Putting in Work...

Leadership Tips - Hard work

  • Leaders should be committed, honest and hardworking.

  • The harder you work, the luckier you become. Over time hard work and commitment do pay dividends.

  • You can do whatever you want to do if you try and work hard enough.

  • As a leader you gain integrity by being an expert. Work hard to achieve this. At the same time understand and appreciate the complimentary skills of those in your team


Practical Leadership Tips 3: Doing the Right Thing...

General Leadership and Integrity

  • Leadership is about clarity of purpose, communication, decision making and obviously the team.

  • As a leader there is a sense of responsibility you feel to your employees, your customers and your shareholders.

  • Leadership is about building trust between yourself and the people who work with you and your customers.

  • You can be tough and take tough decisions, but at the same time have an environment that is fair and respectful.

  • Leaders have the ability to make change and deliver it, whilst at the same time having sensitivity to people.

  • Leaders should be rounded with an appreciation for not only financial goals (profit or cost reduction), but also aspects like the social wellbeing of their team members, fairness and honesty.

  • When you say you are going to do something, do it! Always try to follow up on your promises.

  • As a team leader never be tempted to blame team members, instead take responsibility for the collective actions of your team.

  • Trust your instincts as well as looking at the evidence. Use your gut as well as your brain.

  • By making work fun and never boring, guess what, the organisation thrives,

  • Always lead by example. If you ask people to do something, try to do it yourself as well if possible. At minimum, take an active interest in it.

  • A good leader is someone who possess clarity of thought, immense integrity and the ability to encourage and delegate

  • Start every day with 3 things to do and make sure you get them done.


Practical Leadership Tips 3: Final Words...

Leadership Conclusion

Effective leadership has a lot to do with behaviour, both leading by example and encouraging the best out of others to collectively achieve clearly defined goals. For engineers and technicians, leadership is a desirable skill, setting you apart from the rest, with significant benefits for day-to-day tasks and team working. In addition, leadership skills offer the potential to accelerate your career by opening the door to roles with greater responsibility, seniority and pay.

Strong leadership is closely linked to people management factors such as communication, delegation, team working and motivation. Knowing your team, their skills and what makes them tick is key to inspiring them to work collaboratively and ultimately helping you achieve your vision. Supporting employees in this process is a key part of being a leader. But so is being your own person, making decisions and leading by example by working the walk. Although often perceived as the person with the answers, good leaders never stop learning. They seek to improve both technically and professionally. That should be your aim.

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