Your leadership styles will effect the growth of your home business. If you are leading the right way, your business will grow, others will become leaders, and it will reflect throughout your organization.
However, lead the wrong way, or not lead at all, and your business will cease to grow.
Leadership styles vary but there is one style that without a doubt will bring success: Be the example, not the exception.
I have learned that when I am working my home business everyday, my team works everyday as well. We all generate success through this continual action. The moment I back off, slow down my activity, and quit communicating, my team takes notice and many do the same. This always stifled the grow of our businesses and led to a lot of frustrations.
If you are working each day, your team will take notice. The results will often follow.
There are other leadership styles that will grow a home business organization.
If you are leading by example, try also leading through compassion. Take the time to get to know your team members beyond just a business realm. John Maxwell states in his book Leadership Gold that people quit people, not companies. If you get involved in your teams’ lives, they will realize that you are a person to follow and a person that they can learn from.
Another great leadership style is leading to develop leaders with the same qualities you find important. If your leadership is helping develop people into more than what they were before, then work with those individuals to help them become mentors as well.
Often times in home business we believe people naturally become great leaders. This is rarely the case. The best leaders have mentors that they learn from even after proving themselves as great leaders. Achieving greatness in leadership means that you should be working towards mentoring your team and receiving mentoring yourself.
Leadership styles are important in growing your home business. Develop the right styles, get involved in people’s lives, and mentor on these styles and you will see your business grow.
By David Gallagher