Most people focus on, ‘what they are doing.’
Only some of them pursue ‘how to do it better.’
And only very few of them know ‘why they do it.’
People who pursue the ‘why’ question can find the purpose of their work and become leaders in their field. Leaders can turn impossible by answering ‘why’ questions. It can generate durable drive and strong emotional charge among people to love their own works. Leaders can produce and propagate a power of hope, faith, and certainty in peoples’ minds through the appropriate explanation of the leadership purpose. Successful leaders follow their work as to why they lead > how they lead > whom they lead. However, most ordinary leaders follow the complete opposite way; whom do they lead > how do they lead > why do they lead.
Great leaders move their men by the power of spirit, whereas ordinary leaders push their people by keeping some lucrative objects at the front. When the purpose of the work is noble, big enough, and focused with proficiency, the natural reaction is an encouragement among all. Good leaders study the context, and they possess the unique skills to adapt their interactions to suit each context differently. Leaders do not micromanage people or try to do it all by themselves. They allocate tasks, define expectations, and offer a suitable environment to grow the skills of their men. They inspire people by their own hard work and the nobility of their attitude.
If you can correctly guide and inspire your men, surely people will make you amazed by their performances. If you can build a trustful working environment, people will put their best to attain your expectations. Following notes may help you to organize your team better and bring out their best performances:
- All of your men are not equally capable. Being a leader, your responsibility is to find out the talents and scopes of their effective employment.
- Select team members based on their skills and specializations. Selected team members need to work under a precise framework with clear objectives. Each member needs clear responsibilities and points of obligation within and outside the squad.
- Fulfilment of your expectations demands your careful monitoring of ongoing works. You must pay regular visits, look after the working environment, listen to challenges and guide people on their work. You should find ways to inspire and gently correct them if there are some errors.
- Leaders should not abruptly change or modify plans once some work is in progress. They should accept a degree of exceptions and accommodate the limitations of their men. Alteration, modification, re-modification of plans may create some finest work and bring out more exemplary output, but becomes mostly harmful to the leadership environment. Once the work is in progress and suddenly some amendment compels to change the course; it often causes an unrepairable blow in the mind of people who all are truly trying to put their best into the work. People lose confidence in such leadership. A leader must not compromise his reputation of confidence as a price in any way.
- Nothing is certain in this world, and some events may not be as successful as anticipated. Unsuccessful events cause disappointment, but a leader should take the advantage of the situation of distress to exercise his leadership skills. These are the moments to win people’s minds for the tasks that are waiting ahead. A leader needs to handle the situation carefully and purposefully so that his leadership role can invest more at the moments of frustration.
Always find a great cause for your actions. Identify a noble source of motivation. The purpose of your work makes the difference in impetus among your men.