Working in a team is always advised to employees during the project but the importance of a leader in the team is crucial to define the roles of each team member. Understanding what actually is needed for the job is very critical and a true leader knows which member of his team will convert the hassle into a smooth functioning situation.
CEO Shamit Khemka lists out five key points to look in an employee to call him/her as a leader :
1. Communicates Well
Potential leaders should be good communicators. Leaders are an important link in the communication chain. Upper management depend on leaders to carry their ideas to employees while workers rely on leaders to carry their feedback to the employer. Inter-departmental communication is crucial too. Besides promoting communication internally, leaders must be able to share the company’s vision with customers and vendors.
2. Problem Solver
Leaders must tackle problems and find solutions quickly and efficiently. Evaluate each candidate’s problem-solving abilities before making a decision. Besides unearthing problems or potential problems, leaders will need to explain the issue to others. Leaders must bring ideas to the table and facilitate an environment where others can contribute their suggestions. A good leader will take responsibility when things go wrong and share the glory when things go right.
3. Makes Decisions
Leaders must be able to make unilateral decisions and lead their team through the decision-making process. Small business leaders should be able to implement their decisions as smoothly as possible. Decisions must be made in a timely manner but leaders must weigh their decisions before implementation. Once decisions are made, a good leader will follow through during key deadlines in the process.
4. Organizes Tasks
Leaders organize departments, people and projects. Some small businesses use leaders to develop budgets, facilitate meetings and oversee everyday office tasks. Criteria for leaders should include good administration skills or the ability to work with qualified administrators.
5. Motivates Others
An excessive amount of charisma isn’t a requirement for leadership, but leaders should be able to motivate their teams. Leaders should have sincere concern for the health and wellness of their employees. These key positions should be filled by people who know how to show their appreciation and recognition to other employees regularly. A high level of enthusiasm, the ability to think positively, and vision-casting are also key criteria the hiring staff should consider.
SynapseIndia is functioning effectively from past many years under the able leadership of Shamit Khemka and his guidance & knowledge transfer has seen many corporate leaders recognized in the organization.