Have you ever been in a meeting full of people talking and mingling when someone walks in and quickly becomes the center of attention without saying a word? Or, better yet, someone who can persuade anyone to do what he or she may ask? These individuals are born natural leaders while others of us struggle seriously in this department.
If you are a family business manager who struggles with this, the good news is you can learn to be that person. Follow the tips and techniques below to incorporate leadership into your persona.
Encourage Group Participation
An effective leader is only as good as the employees who follow. You need to delegate to succeed. Encourage other family members to offer their input and insights. Make certain that when you offer your views and opinions, you are open to those views and opinions. Be receptive of new ideas and you will start to see the sparks flow in your family.
If your attitude is my way or the highway, do not be surprised if there is conflict in your family business. You may even find other family members running for the door.
Be a Positive Force
If you are negative and stressed on a regular basis, then chances are your family who work in your business will follow suit. Being a positive force entails carrying a cheerful and optimistic attitude along with being motivated. If you are not those things for yourself, you cannot expect others to be those things for you either.
Approaching others with an amicable and charismatic demeanor is essential to having others emulate your actions, as well.
Be More Charismatic
When you become more charismatic, it doesn’t mean that you are falsely charming. There are several character traits you can practice to become more charismatic:
* Be a good listener
* Evoke deep emotions
* Be an excellent communicator
* Instill a sense of integrity into your leadership
By practicing these skills in your daily life, you can then easily transform them to your business world. Being charismatic means you inspire, encourage, and motivate your followers.
Do Not be Afraid to Get into the Trenches
Leading by example means that you are not afraid to get your hands dirty or your feet wet. Going into the trenches and getting things done shows a sign of integrity. When your family members see this trait in you, they will surely want to model it for themselves.