Why “Leadership” is changing explained by H4P
Head 4 Performance (H4P), business coaching and mentoring company in Bristol, South West UK, explain why traditional leadership in business is changing.
What do your team need from you?
The traditional role of the leader is moving and evolving, and in business today managing a team doesn’t make you a leader. The workplace is changing. Leadership is changing and the future is more collaborative.
Move from working behind closed doors and delivering a vision. Brainstorm with the team to share thinking about the future – together create a clear vision of where you want to go and how you will get there.
Diverse thinking is greater than the sum of its parts.
Be open and honest by making information and knowledge easily accessible across the business. Make intentional and informed decisions at all levels in the business. Listening is crucial, encourage feedback, adjust your style to meet the needs of others and take action when there are concerns.
Communicate even when it’s uncomfortable or uneasy.
Maximise potential, develop leaders at all levels in your business. Technology and frameworks coherently support the overall business objectives. Help with roadblocks arise.
Create conditions in which employees can deliver their potential.
Be cool with adapting to new ways of working. Encourage team members to switch responsibilities to make things easier for each other.
Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.
New ideas are valuable – Create the environment where thinking is important but doing is what matters. Get messy and uncomfortable to encourage ideas and suggestions from the team to make ideas happen. Only 1 in 5 businesses reward creativity and new ideas.
Be bold. Take risks. Create change. Experience failure.
The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it poke at it question it and turn it inside out.
Explore possibilities by challenging established thinking and exploring new avenues.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Recognise leadership is an ongoing practice – accept that you have much to learn. Inspire your team to grow, learn and succeed, recognise strengths and look for ways to develop your team’s capability. Praise and celebrate success.
Make today the day to learn something new.
Pick something on this list and get started, and I recommend you start with the thing you feel least comfortable with, then make a plan to integrate all of these actions into your on-going team leadership approach. You will create tremendous team results and learn a lot for yourself too.