Self-confidence, allure, accomplishment, aspiration, and affluence—these are some common traits of successful business leaders. But these may not help in establishing a secure connection with the team.
In this article at Inc, Marcel Schwantes explains that it is easy to influence people with your status and expertise, but your authority can push them to get the desired results.
High achievers can win the trust of their colleagues by sharing an open confession with their teams. If the leaders continuously brag about their achievements, chances are high for them to stir up conspiracy among peers. Malicious envy is toxic and may provoke inferiority among employees, leading to less cooperation from them.
So, share your failure story and inspire your team to learn from failures. Acknowledge your struggles and setbacks instead of boosting your accomplishments. Be the hero who conquered his shortcomings to make a mark for himself.
Tips to Share Your Faults
Modesty moves peers towards admiration and distances them from antipathy. A toxic emotion makes people inferior and restrains employees’ productivity and collaboration. It may also cause unethical behavior among employees.
On the flip side, if a leader confesses his failures, he is considered as a confident person who does not fear challenges. It helps them remain motivated to improve their efficiency further. During a work-related discussion, the managers can ‘toss in’ a setback encountered by them to boost the morale of those who are lagging, instead of discouraging them.
Manager’s missteps can decrease internal competition among colleagues and motivate them to strive for success. Also, in important meetings, managers could consider humanizing team members by encouraging them to share their mistakes as a team-building exercise. Such practices help in improving communication and collaboration among team members. Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/harvard-research-just-found-1-surprising-key-to-successful-leadership-which-many-leaders-will-reject.html