Good Leadership of a Team

In this article, we will see What Good Leadership of a Team Looks Like?

Leadership is one of those really important factors that you will always need to be aware of and try to improve if you want your business to do well. The better-run it is, the more likely it is that the business is going to be run well, and to succeed in all the ways that you would hope it to. Of course, it’s one thing knowing that, and quite another actually knowing how to put it into action.

In this post, we are going to look at what good leadership of a team really looks like, and discuss how you might be able to take this on board yourself in your own business. By the end, you should have a pretty strong idea of how to make this work and the kind of success your business can likely have.

Probably one of the most essential things you’ll want from any leader is the ability to motivate other people. The more effectively you can motivate people in the team, the more likely it is that they are going to work hard and smart, and to get a lot more done. You might be surprised at how much of a difference this can actually make, in fact. The ability to motivate people can be tricky to get right, however, and often it can feel as if it’s a skill you either naturally have or don’t have.

If you want to motivate your team more effectively, think about a reward and punishment system. That is a really effective way of keeping your people motivated, and especially when it comes to the reward part of the process. This really is one of the best things you can do for the sake of your team, so it’s a good idea to bear that in mind.

Developing People

At the same time, there needs to be a good focus on the development of people in the team too. Good development is all about ensuring people reach the fullest heights they can, taking into account their own talents and skills, and the opportunities available to them. When you do this with your people, it’s going to mean that everyone in your team is eventually much more skilled and capable in their work. And that makes for a much more effective team on the whole.

Of course, developing people can be tricky, and it can take time to get right. But as long as you are pushing people, giving them more responsibility and so on, that is going to help a lot. You should then have much more developed employees in no time at all.

Understanding The Bigger Picture

In your dealings with any individual team member, it is hugely helpful if you know and appreciate their place in the bigger picture. In other words, you have a good sense of the whole corporation and the network it is in, and how a person fits within that. If you are able to understand that intuitively, it means you can help people in your team to work to their fullest capabilities, partly by expressing to them exactly why they are so important.

Giving people the real sense of being part of something important is one of the best gifts you can give them as their leader, and the kind of thing that they are definitely going to appreciate a lot. So make sure that you are working on that understanding, as it will really translate into something amazing over time.

Attention To Detail

Do you naturally have good attention to detail? This is one of those things that can make a huge difference to how a team is led, and you need to think about whether you have this or whether you might need to develop it somewhat. This is actually the kind of thing that you can easily make a lot simpler just by using the right technology and tools at the right times. That’s why they have time card calculators for managers to check shift work, and why a spreadsheet is always going to be your best friend in your role.

As a general rule, it’s really important to make sure that you are paying close attention to detail. That is the kind of thing that can add up to make a huge difference to what you are likely to achieve in your business. So make sure that you are thinking about this and trying to keep your attention to detail strong at all times.

Following Your Team

One of the ironies of leadership is that, much of the time, it is actually about following people rather than being in front of them. The trick is to know when you need to follow them and when you should lead, and that is the part that can be really hard to get right. However, sometimes it might be more obvious, such as when one of your team has a great idea and you are happy to let them follow through with it. It’s a good idea to keep open to those kinds of situations and the possibilities that they bring.

If you can follow effectively from time to time, it’s likely going to make a considerable difference to how people see you as a leader. Ironically, they are probably going to feel that you are a much more effective and confident leader on the whole, which really helps.

Strong Confidence

Confidence is easily one of the most unavoidable qualities you need to have as a leader. But the truth is that it’s not exactly what people often think it is, and it’s something that you can approach from many different angles and in a lot of different ways. Good leadership confidence is all about being able to put your ideas forward, listen to others, and ultimately make the right decision based on how those two things work together. This is something that can take a while to develop, but it’s important that it does.

If you think you need to work on your inner confidence too, then it is certainly worth doing so. The more confidence you can naturally project, the better it will be for you and for the whole team. That is something that is always worth focusing on if you are keen to improve your leadership abilities.


Related to that is the matter of being decisive. This is simply knowing what decision to make and when, with the full awareness that it’s always possible you are making a mistake. In other words, it’s not a certainty of outcome, but the confidence to make a decision even without an outcome is not certain at all, which is pretty much always. That decisiveness is often more important than the actual result of a decision, so that is something to think about as a leader.

How can you develop this quality in yourself? Well, mostly it’s about being comfortable with whatever happens. If you are able to do that, it’s going to mean that you’re a lot more likely to do whatever you feel is right. To a certain degree, this is about following your intuition, and if you do that then you will find that your leadership improves greatly.

Those are arguably the most important things you need to have if you are going to lead your team well. Work on these wherever necessary and make sure that you are always developing and improving. That is the best approach to take to being a leader.

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Haider Khalid

IP MPLS & Enterprise Core Network Engineer, CCIE# 52939
Haider Khalid is an IP MPLS & Enterprise Core Network Engineer (CCIE# 52939) who has worked with several ISPs & Telecom operators in Pakistan, Middle East and the UK. He is always keen to learn new technologies and likes to share them with his peers and other people. In case of any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop a comment below or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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