Thank you for your question!
Some helpful leadership skills are; Delegation, Participation, Explanation, and Expectation.
As a manager, it’s easy to feel like you need to do all the work yourself, but we weren’t created to work all the time, 12, 15+ hours a day. You’ll want to be able to manage your time, to allow time for your own personal enjoyment, with delegating things, that you don’t “have to” do, to others.
Delegation will open an entryway to help those you manage to Participate in tasks that will help them to grow, which is a key trait of a good leader, helping others to bloom. For example, to keep employees fulfilled & engaged in doing the work they’re hired to do, they’ll need to participate in activities that encourage their personal growth, exercise their strengths, and nourish their job related aspirations.
As a leader keeping those you manage Accountable for what’s expected of them is imperative. This can be done in ways that stave off “micro managing”, yet ensure that those you manage, progress forward at a steady and reasonable pace. Having employees explain, for example, how their progress on a project or assignment is going, and ensuring they feel comfortable sharing any challenges they’re facing in the interim, helps to alert you of any “blockers” that may be standing in an their way, but may be too ashamed to tell you about it voluntarily. It keeps the communication lines open, so you can be kept abreast and lead them to other possible solutions they may not yet be aware of at their experience level to remove delays in moving forward.
And, last but not least, one of the things that can stand in the way of employees being accountable for deliverables expected of them, is not having a clear understanding of what is expected of them. So, as you ensure they are aware of, and understand, expectations, it will set them up for success at being accountable for what they do, because there will be less procrastination & stagnation with knowing exactly what is expected of them.
Having Delegation, Participation, Explanation, and Expectation, in mind, in various aspects of your leadership position, will get you off to a good start with your own work/life balance, and keeping note of cultivating the best out of those you manage! I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other inquiries about these or other leadership areas.
Through to next time, Many Blessings to You in your endeavors!
Love You to Life!
Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC
Coaching to Cultivate the Abundant Life on an Unshakable Foundation!