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How to Help Others Be More Successful

“In the end, a great leader is only known by the impact he or she has on others.” – Jim Stovall, American Author

What do you think is the role of a good leader? 

If I asked 100 people, I bet I’d receive 100 different answers.

Impact Others to Be Successful

For me, as a leader, I believe my role is to have an impact on others. And one of the most important ways for me to do that is to make sure that the people I am surrounded by are successful. 

I’ve always wanted this for my husband, my kids, my family, and my friends. It’s important to me to see them all doing well.

And, when I stepped into a leadership role in my company, I knew this was a non-negotiable for me. This was a value I would carry with me. I knew that I could only be successful if my team members were successful, too. 

So how do you do this? How do you help others succeed? How do you help team members or employees be successful? Well, you have to work with the things that you have control of – and here are the things that I control that can help others reach their goals.

Communicate

Communication is so key to helping others succeed – especially members of your team. You want to communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly. You want to make sure that everyone is clear on their roles and responsibilities. You want to make sure people feel comfortable coming to talk to you about anything – even if they think the conversation will be difficult.

Look Ahead/Look at the Big Picture

Often your team is bogged down in the day-to-day operations of the business. But your role is to look ahead and take a gander at the big picture. You want to be the driver of what needs to happen – so your team can help you get there successfully. When this happens, it’s a win for everyone involved.

Make Decisions

As the leader, you will need to make decisions. Make them. Weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. Your team will appreciate your decisiveness – and the fact that you’re not flip-flopping or wishy-washy on the matters at hand. This also gives your team direction. (Just know…not all decisions will be the right ones – and that’s okay, too.)

Be Confident

You want to lead a confident team, right? Then you need to project confidence, too. Hold that head up high, speak clearly, and be confident. You got this!

Let Everyone Utilize Their Strengths

As a leader, you should know your strengths and weaknesses. You should also know the strengths and weaknesses of your team. Let everyone utilize their strengths. This sets the team up for success. And don’t micromanage. When you let your team use their strengths, you need to trust that they can get it done!

Inspire

Yes, as the leader, one of your roles is to inspire your team. There are lots of ways to go about this – everything from offering additional training and education to offering promotions. And while those are the big things that can inspire people, your everyday actions can inspire, too.

Recognize and Reward

Has your team kicked butt on their project? Are they collaborating well? Has someone exceeded a client’s expectations? Then you need to recognize and reward that. Sometimes it’s just a “thank you” – and other times it may be lunch or some sort of public recognition. But never underestimate the importance of showcasing people’s hard work and effort.

Lead by Example

And finally, lead by example. It gets said all the time, but it truly is important that you set the standard. Your team will emulate you – so bring your best!

Ready to Help Others Be Successful?

Now, we all know there are leaders who either choose not to lead or don’t want to help members of their team succeed – and yes, that’s a blog for another day – but all I can say is: Don’t be like that. Be the woman who is going to help others to succeed – because their success is a reflection of you.

Communicate Your Boundaries

Help Others Be Successful

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