Great leaders are an asset to any organization for the influence and effectiveness they inspire. When your business’ leaders act with the right skills and utilize good techniques to make an impact, the results shine through in an organization’s culture.
Leaders should be able to establish a clear vision throughout the company, communicate seamlessly, and resolve conflict well.
When your business’ leaders act with the right skills and utilize good techniques to make an impact, the results shine through in an organization’s culture.
Here are a few ways your culture will reflect good leadership, so you can tell whether you have the right people spearheading your efforts.
Cultural indicators of good leadership
Your team members have the right attitude
The best managers lead by example, and demonstrate professionalism, accountability, focus on detail, and honesty, among other important behaviors. They also reward their team members when they demonstrate those attitudes, encouraging preferred responses in different situations.
Your team has a shared vision
Good leaders clarify expectations for productivity and results. They communicate the value of each individual’s work, and align employees’ goals as they realize how their roles contribute to larger organizational goals.
Tip: Ask your team for feedback on strategy items so they can see their input has an influence on the organization itself.
Your employees don’t shirk away from accountability
Great leaders understand the value of accountability. They accept blame when things go wrong, instead of pinning it on an employee down the line. This behavior should be reflected in your employees. If they make a mistake, they will acknowledge it immediately and try to fix it instead of trying to hide and hope no one will notice.
Your team remains motivated and interested in their work
Employees are motivated by their work when good leaders maintain good working relationships with them, and understand their intrinsic drivers. Good leaders keep an eye out for causes of dissatisfaction and act quickly when something drains the morale of their team.
The bottom line is that great leaders influence the values of an organization for the better, so it’s important to develop leaders who are well-equipped with professionalism, motivation, and vision.