` A significant percentage of start-up businesses are failing because of poor leadership. Business owners fail to understand that just like any other occupation leadership in business requires knowledge. Therefore, it is essential to understand the fundamental principles and practice which the entrepreneurs can adapt to become exemplary leaders. There is also the need to understand the various methods of leadership and the proper circumstances for their application.
Principles of leadership
The business owner must know how to run his job well. Therefore, the businessman must have professional courses that are relevant to his business. The sessions will improve his knowledge about the role thus improving his productivity. Further, the manager must have a general idea of the job description of all employees; the education is essential in determining the employees’ productivity levels. A leader must serve as an example to the employees, using actions and not words. The employees are more likely to support a leader’s work as opposed to what the leader says. Therefore, leaders should save up on time by avoiding endless conversation about their plans and invest the time in realizing the set goals. Also, all actions the leaders engage in must represent the organizational values and be consistent with the organizational goals. Leaders should at all times practice what they preach if they want to get positive results from the staff operations. Further, it necessary to set good examples during the hard times like financial crisis, industrial actions so that employees emulate the confidence and determination they see in the leader (Kostanyan, 2017). When the workforce follows their seniors, then crisis resolution is smooth and is less costly to the business owner. Therefore, the deeds of the leader should set a standard that the juniors would aspire to achieve.
Leaders should seek and accept responsibility
Great leaders should avoid pursuing glory and instead allow to be accountable during the crisis. They are held responsible for their actions and also for those of their minority. The leader should thus avoid passing faults to the juniors by fixing the existing problem through taking corrective action and moving on. No leader should assume that somebody else other than themselves will eliminate the current challenges. The leader should consider finding the best in every employee as their goal regardless of the effort they need to realize the goal. Therefore, as a leader, one must be ready to make tough choices that bring the desired change in the business.
Appreciating personal strengths and limitations while pursuing self-improvement
The leader must comprehend the unique position he holds within the organization. They must analyze what they know about the organization as well as what they are yet to understand the business dynamics. Further, the leader should also identify attribute they possess which can help improve the business performance. The leaders should then strive to improve on their strengths so that they can lead their juniors efficiently (Amanchukwu, & Gloria, 2015). It is through workshops, reflection, and enrolling for management courses that the leaders can eliminate the limitations they face when discharging their services in the business environment. Lastly, the leader must strive to improve on virtues like humility which helps them acknowledge their limitations. When leaders admit their limitation the employees feel free to communicate on significant issues with the management.
Training the workers as a team
A good leader understands that a great team is an essential resource for business. Therefore, a leader must embrace his staff and promote unity amongst the group (Kostanyan, 2017). A unified team can succeed in achieving the business goals even during a crisis. It is the leader’s responsibility to make the workers feel like part of a united family when doing their routine operations. Furt