Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
Being a boss or a manager and looking after staff is a role that often comes through your achievements in a profession or trade, rather than your skills as a leader. Many managers and small business owners have little or no experience of managing a team, and that inevitably brings problems to the working relationship. If you’re leading people without having a background in human resources, how do you become not just a good manager, but an inspiring leader?
Why inspiring leadership is so important
- Leaders are directly responsible for motivating their staff, so the more effective you are as a manager, the more likely your employees are to work hard, increase productivity, and produce their best work.
- Inspiring leaders can coax extraordinary accomplishments out of their staff, whereas inefficient, poorly equipped managers with few people skills are more likely to alienate their team.