As a potential leader and manager you will create the visions, values and culture, so it’s crucial you know how to communicate with your team.
Look around you, chances are your mentor is hiding in plain sight. They are the person whose professional style you admire, who has similar strengths, skills and values to you and who you feel comfortable with.
To become a more effective manager and leader, you need to help people be at their best. The secret to helping people is knowing what motivates them. Motivated people are happier and more productive.
While you’re taking the time to ensure that your team is comfortable, motivated and on track, remember to take the time to assess yourself from time to time. No-one is perfect and challenges and environments change.
Boring but important. It’s difficult to follow someone when they keep getting lost and confused. Be organised. Be calm. Know your systems and trust them otherwise you can’t expect other people to follow them.
Leaders are members too. You need to be a team player first. Team players and team leaders share a lot.
From short courses to degrees, from online to face-to-face classes, TAFE NSW has leadership and management courses that will develop your skills in organisational change, managing risk, innovation in business, strategic planning, building emotional intelligence and more.