My leadership style is broken down into 3 pillars: Clarity, Mentorship, and Trust
Clarity: I need to provide clear instructions on how the team will be successful in achieving the mission set before them.
Mentorship: It’s my responsibility to correctly train them in the function I assign them to. Additionally I need to make myself available to assist, encourage and direct them at the applicable time.
Trust: When trained correctly, the best thing I could ever do for an associate is trust them enough to give them ownership over their work. 99% of the time this results in a higher level of productivity.
I’ve practiced all 3 pillars in the last 6 management roles I’ve held and I’ll continue to take the same approach. Because true leadership is about developing people. The same people who will ultimately carry out your vision.