Those words are all about inspiration. Critical for any organization to be successful both financial and creating happy employees. But let me ask you if you think it's important to invest in leadership training for your up and coming leaders?
If you said yes, well - you're half right! I think it’s critical to any successful organization to provide leadership training to every member of your organization. Leadership training has been traditionally been reserved for those employees that have been tagged as up and comers into management roles as well as those currently holding management positions.
What most company's lose focus on is the fact that everyone within the organization will be called upon at some time to act, think and feel like a leader. While every employee isn't going to step into a formal leadership or management role, giving all employees leadership training can set your organization apart.
Teaching some basic leadership traits to all employees will make your organization stronger and more resilient. Let’s face it all organizations hope that they’ve chosen employees that will make ethical choices, take on added responsibilities and even assist those in need. But the fact is that we all can get in a rut and forget that we all hold an inner leader within us.
Therefore, it’s important to make sure everyone in the organization understands what it means to be a leader. Everyone has the capacity to be a leader.
Here are just five leadership traits you should be teaching and sharing with all of your organization.
1. Leadership is about encouraging and supporting one another, it shouldn't only be expected of those in leadership positions.
2. Supporting other workers and encouraging them to give their best are leadership qualities that should be shared throughout the organization.
3. Honesty is certainly a trait that organizations want all of their employees to possess as well as respect and integrity.
4. Encourage others through engagement in their work. Break the cycle of complacency and reengage fellow employees.
5. Effective communication through professionalism should be an organizational wide goal. Both written and verbal communication are key tools to all leaders.
While these may seem like common sense qualities and traits what isn’t common sense is that leaders sometimes forget that everyone needs training on how to be a leader every day.
Share some other leadership traits you feel are important for all employees to know.