Ways To Become An Ideal Team Lead

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If you are a manager, or a business man, life can get a little tricky when it comes to managing work. You need to handle your team in all kinds of situations, which can make it difficult.

We are here to share some of the unique tricks on how to become a better team lead. Generally, those in the upper management usually have enough pressure regarding their work, family and personal time. Focusing on these things may make them callous, which should not be the case.

Remember that when you are a team lead people look up to you for guidance and support. But, if you are lost and confused in your own-self then there are chances that you have a negative impact on your team.

Understanding is the key to success for a position of a manager or lead. Situations like conflicts, hostility, unclear expectations and less contribution towards the team are some of the issues you could face.

So, here we bring some of the ways that you can try to become a better team lead. Read on to know more.

The Art Of Genuinely Listening
Listening is a vital skill. More than hearing the grievances and problems about your team, listening and understanding the problem is one of the best ways to connect to your team. When an employee turns to you, hear and understand his/her body language as well, this helps you to analyse the actual cause of the issue.

The Art Of Genuinely Listening
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Avoid Parenting
No employee likes it when they are being closely watched in their work. Trust is highly important, if you want to foster team spirit and productivity. Your only mantra should be that you hired these people because you "BELIEVED" in their capabilities. Allow them to commit mistakes, as we all learn from our mistakes, don't we? Do not react immediately if the employee has committed any mistake. Talk and make them understand and find a solution together.

Ways To Become a Better Team Lead


Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
Making hasty decisions might backfire on you, if you commit to something that you are not able to complete. At the same time, if something has been said, it should be implemented. In short, keep your promises and never make promises that you cannot keep!

 
Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
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Give Them Options
Be more flexible and understand your employee. This can make you a great lead. Generally, there is only one formula that works, "Either perform or leave". This is something that you need to never imply on. It gives the employees an impression that you are not open-minded, flexible and capable.

Be Present In Team Activities
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Be Present In Team Activities
Make sure you make your employees feel special by attending some celebrations like a member's cake-cutting party. This makes them connect to you easily. Your visibility can make the employees feel that you are interested in getting to know the team well, apart from just the work!

If you have any suggestions then do share them with us in the comment section below.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 13:30 [IST]
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