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Updated by Nandini Sharma on Dec 27, 2017
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9 Ways To Be A Better Leader In 2018

Whether you’re a boss, manager or just an employee, make 2018 the year you invest in yourself. It is time to think about starting a new year, so make a New Year’s resolution to become a better leader in 2018. No matter what industry you work in, here are some tips on how to be your best self at work every day of 2018.

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Positive attitude

Positive attitude

We all have faced setbacks in our life, but there’s is always a hope that things will fit into their place. This hope keeps us going forward in life. Believe it or not, but an optimistic attitude that even after downfalls you can rise up and take on even bigger challenges is what makes great leaders.

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Learn continuously

Learn continuously

In their book, Ken and Mark also talk about the significance of learning. They say, “If I stop learning, I stop leading. My capacity to learn determines my capacity to lead”. You must also know which areas are to be focused more on. You should always make learning a habit, but keep your focus on what actually makes difference.

3

Build better connections with your team

Build better connections with your team

You won’t be viewed as the team leader if you spend most of your time on activities that are not relevant to your team. Make sure you’re treating all team members as you would want to be treated. Be genuinely interested in learning something new every day from your team, and they will follow you. Also to build better connections with your team, you should also recognize team members for individual efforts because recognition in front of peers is often more motivating that monetary awards.

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Express Your Gratitude

Express Your Gratitude

Take the time to express your gratitude, to your employees and to your followers. Saying “thank you” is good for your health and good for the bottom line, too.

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Know what to communicate, and when

Know what to communicate, and when

Communication is the most important thing between team members and the leader. Overdoing it sometimes can lead to a state of micromanagement. And, that is not appreciated by the employees. Under doing it can portrait an image of you as a leader who does not bother about the team. You need to be able to strike the right balance.

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Investing in new technology

Investing in new technology

There is no denying the fact that technology is evolving at lightening quick speed. For instance, if you would have talked to someone about the possibility of people working from different locations across the globe, and collaborating in real-time, a few years back, people would have laughed upon you.
But look at the present. Thanks to the technological advancement and rise of tools like ProofHub, it has become possible to get scattered teams from all across the globe together and collaborate to achieve success in every project.

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Investing in new ideas

Investing in new ideas

As a leader, the best investment you can ever make is in new ideas. Ideas that come not only from your mind, from people who are part of your team and your business. In fact, it is up to a leader to encourage the team members to come up innovative thoughts and ideas that can be the future.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

When you are a leader everyone expects you to know everything. And, the load of these expectations sometimes get the better of you. You are simply put in a mental state where asking someone for help seems like climbing Mount Everest.
“What will the employees think if I went to ask for help from them?” This is one of the biggest fears for a leader. However, after all these years as a leader I’ve come to realize one thing — your team is your family. And, you don’t hesitate to ask for help from your family. If you will treat them likewise, you will garner great respect. If you won’t they will just come in the morning, spend their 8 hours at work, leave in the evening and wait for payday.

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Don’t be too serious

Don’t be too serious

The biggest of them all — you must never forget to have fun at work. Always make sure that your daily work routine never gets boring.