One of the most important quality a leader should have is being grounded!!!!
Many of us don’t understand what it exactly means.the basic problem for all of us is we cultivate a sort of professional ego over a period of time, and all our success makes it grow further to a level where, we will start believing that what we think is only right and we can only take the best decisions.
but in reality “all weather good leaders” always knows how to control their professional ego and how to lend ears to your team members thoughts and ideas.
The basic difference between “all weather good leaders” and “fair weather good leaders” is the being grounded always!!!!
i have seen many examples on both the leadership in my entrepreneurship.
we often miss realising that our team members also carry the same passion as we are in making things great.this results in underestimating their abilities many a times.an step back approach will helps us in understanding their point of view and
many a times there are chances that their point of view can be much better than ours!!!
secondly,this gives confidence to your team in presenting their thoughts to you than they thinking of how you perceive it and react to it.
while we know this comfortability is essential for our business to achieve greater heights,you should also know how to curtail meaningless suggestions as many a people will start giving those just for the sake of they making their presence felt.
the “fair weather good leaders” often fail to understand this and they will either never allow anyone to share their thoughts or they will allow every one to vomit every possible thoughts which will in turn drag the business to a different corner altogether.
on the other hand“all weather good leaders” makes it very clear to their team members that they are always open for new ideas provided that need to be double validated before presenting it.this gives an interest to the contributing team members to present innovative ideas and thoughts and also eliminates the “sake of contributing guys”
if you want your team to be a great team it is very important for you to make them feel that they are equal to you!!!!