As a young in a growing business, you’re probably clamoring to maintain control as things change — I know I was with my own company. Unfortunately, in my quest for control, I was actually doing my team a disservice. One of the core values at my company was to elevate everyone around you. Yet as a young leader, I was stuck in the weeds and getting in the way of the talented people we hired to get the job done.
No matter where you work, understanding what your boss expects and they motivate their staff can help you survive. Figuring out what it takes to make a great working relationship between the two of you creates opportunities to better showcase your skills and hard work. Research has shown that managers can be divided into six basic leadership styles. But how are you supposed to know which boss type you work for?
Everything changes. Research leads to progress. In the business world, companies are dicarding old, inneffective leadership paradigms in favor of more human centered practices. This means that the leadership skills you think you possess today, may not be what companies are looking for tomorrow. But don’t panic; it’s never to early to begin developing future leadership skills.
Thanksgiving is behind us and we’re moving full steam into the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we’re done saying thank you. In fact, this remains the perfect time to show gratitude for those who work with us, every day.
To determine what leaders expect to see from a potential leader, and to help you demonstrate that you are ready for a leadership role, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: How would you advise an employee or mentee to demonstrate they’re ready for a leadership role?
Every day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age. This transition means ample opportunities for new leaders to take the reins of the global economy.
Of course, many of those new leaders will be Millennials…