“You have to inspire people, it's crucial, a leader cannot do everything, you need soldiers to fight the battle ..." Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France, March 2018 - New Delhi.

On a daily basis, the mission of a leader is to combine employee wellbeing, group cohesion and productivity. Randolph Dean Akers, a prolific American author and a public speaker, is the founder of Adjunct CEO, an organization that helps CEOs become effective leaders. If you want to succeed as a CEO, you have to understand what your workforce wants. Dean is a famous public speaker who has given many lectures about the importance of becoming an effective leader and what it takes. Here are the following qualities that every effective leader needs to develop.

Be Clear

Nothing worse than employees who do not know why they work! According to Jack Welch, an American businessman, "good leaders create, express and implement a vision". Take the time to state clearly and simply what you expect from your team. As a leader, the best thing is to explain how the work of each employee is beneficial to the overall strategy of the company.

Give feedback

Your employees cannot perform the requested tasks correctly? You are not satisfied with the result? But was your feedback sufficient and constructive?
A survey conducted by Sunnier Giles (leadership specialist) with leaders from around the world shows that communicating often and openly is a required quality for 42% of respondents. Finally, effective leadership also means knowing how to accept feedback and challenge yourself!

Generate commitment

The ability to motivate employees is essential: who says involvement improves better productivity. Share your enthusiasm by valuing your team. In addition to congratulations and thanks, you can:

Encourage autonomy and empowerment: do not hesitate to delegate tasks and to show that you trust your employees. At the same time, you will have more time to devote yourself to important tasks.

Promote learning: free up time for your employees so that they have time to train. Then, it's up to you to take advantage of everyone's skills: individual performance must benefit the collective.

Develop creativity, innovation and daring, while unraveling the fear of failure and freeing speech: innovation contest, wall of ideas, brainstorming sessions, and other scenarios.

Strengthen cohesion

As a leader, it is up to you to ensure that relations with your employees are good, but also that the employees get on well together. Empathy and communication are essential!

In his book Change-Friendly Leadership, Rodger Dean Duncan (author specializing in leadership) advocates listening and respect for others. Lunches outside the company, informal meetings, regular points with each employee, and working in pairs, the solutions are numerous.

Also use digital to improve communication and collaborative work: instant messaging, collaborative platforms and shared creation tools. Dean Akers believes that an effective leader is someone who is capable of setting examples. Dean Akers resides in Tampa, Florida and is the CEO of Adjunct CEO.

Author's Bio: 

Oscar Shepherd is a Creative Graphics Designer by his profession. He also use to write his opinions on different topics.