A road less travelled
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO be a successful leader who can evolve and adapt with the demands of a business? With over 20 years’ experience in the property sector, Martin Graham is often asked this question. Here he explains how a handful of key elements, includi
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So get a solid position description, give it to them and have them come back to you with input after they’ve read it. See whether it fits with what they think their role is and discuss it with them.
It’s really important to understand each person individually; I cannot emphasis enough the need for one-on-ones.
As a leader, you’re dealing with various personalities who are often within a team, all attempting to work together. By knowing your employees and understanding what drives them, you’re in a better position to lead and influence them, and relate to them in a way they understand.
This couldn’t be more important than during contraction or expansion phases of growth, because different personalities respond to changing work environments and stresses in different ways.
As a leader you need to be able to adapt, but you also need to nurture your employees to adapt too.
I’ve found that in times of
THE ART OF LISTENING HAS PROBABLY BEEN THE BIGGEST AND MOST VALUABLE LEARNING CURVE I'VE EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT MY CAREER.