BE THE LEADER YOU WOULD FOLLOW
As the wise leadership guru, John Maxwell, said, "Everything rises and falls on leadership." Below, we've lists 3 helpful leadership tips that can transform the way you lead your team.
I. Create Company Culture
Communicate your mission and vision with their team. Create a sense on meaning and a common purpose for your team to work toward.
Discuss and create core practice values, together, as a team. It is important to consider and listen to each team member's feedback. Explain the importance of the core values and how each day, everyone should exude these core values toward patients, parents and team members.
Through communication, core values and trust, your company culture will build and flourish. Your practice will be known in your community for its warm and friendly team members, its family atmosphere or its amazing dental experiences.
II. Listen, Give Feedback & Empower
Be an authentic leader. Get to know each team member on a human-level. Create trust through listening and open-communication.
Once you've built trust, begin to encourage each team member in ways that compliment their personalities.
In the appropriate setting, give feedback to your team members. Give them positive direction so that they know they are on the right track. Do not just point out all the things they are doing wrong. Encourage them. Let them know that they are very important to the practice. Make them feel empowered to play out their strengths in their position.
III. Create Positive Change, Growth & Celebrate Successes
Leaders build-up and develop their team. Discuss that positive changes are for the growth and success of everyone.
Be candid with your team. Explain that if the practice isn't growing, there is no room to thrive. Make them a part of your decision making. Show them that their input is important to develop the practice as a whole.
Don't be afraid to celebrate with your team. Celebrate with a team luncheon or a team building activity out of the office.
Modern companies and teams need leaders, not managers. "Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things" -Peter Drucker.