9 ways to become a better leader, according to Entrepreneur.
Encourage employees to disagree with you.
Companies get into trouble when everyone is afraid to speak truth to power. “If all you hear is how great you’re doing, that should be a danger sign,” says executive coach Ray Williams.
Empower the people below you, then leave them alone. “A good part of leadership is stepping back,” says Bill Pasmore, senior vice president at the Center for Creative Leadership. “A good leader leads from front and back.”
When people err, don’t destroy them.
But make sure they learn whatever lessons there are to be learned from their mistakes.
“Develop strong interpersonal relationships at work, so employees have some meaning attached to the work they are doing,” Williams says.
Vow to be constantly learning and curious.
Pasmore advises taking risks and asking yourself, “What is it that I don’t know that I should know? How do I learn it and test it out in situations that are not necessarily safe?”