As a leader you need to have a goal with your team and what you need is to have a smart goal with your team. Always think it’s not just about you, it’s about you and your team. Being a smart leader means you are open-minded accepting feedbacks and suggestions, have good communication skills, and an innovator.
As a leader here are some tips you can to meet your goals
Make goals as simple and clearly as possible
One of the common mistakes of most companies is they don’t have a clear vision on what they are trying to achieve. Before you start a business, you must list down what you want to achieve, how you will be able to achieve it, and what do you need to achieve it. Even the company is new or small or big you need clear goals in the company.
Let your team know your goals and company goal in simple way so that they will be able to understand and think of ideas how they can contribute to your business success.
Start with the overall goal
Make sure your goal and the company goals are clearly for everyone. Let’s say your company goals this year is to improve of 10 % of sales and explain how each of the team can contribute what they can give about to the company to achieve that specific goal.
Reward your team’s effort
When your company reached its goal. It is always a good thing that you reward your team as a way of appreciation. You can take them out for a vacation, a company event celebration, give them gifts such as gift cards, coupons, etc. Employees wants to be rewarded for their efforts, and by providing such. You will make them happy and they will be more productive on their job, finding new ways how they can help your company and etc. This way you will be able to keep them motivated working for you. Tell them what they want to receive, give some bonus and talk about the idea of promotions.
As a leader always remember to a good example to your team or staffs and always have a good communication with your team. Make them feel they are not indeed part of the team and let them feel the success that you get by rewarding their efforts.