How to Support Your Team as a Leader

Learn to be an example for your team to follow.

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Why A Supportive Atmosphere at the Workplace Important

Enhanced confidence and collaboration

Improved creativity and productivity

Fewer stressful conflicts

How to Support your Team as a Leader?

Engage in frequent and empathic communication

Be available to resolve employee challenges

Conduct mentoring sessions to help employees up-skill

Encourage employees to express their unique perspectives

Help team members in prioritizing tasks

Provide valuable feedback

Use break-time to build a personal bond

Set realistic goals

Build emotional intelligence

Focus on empowering others

What to Avoid While Being the Supportive Team Leader?

Avoid playing favorites within a team

  • Be transparent in your demeanor.
  • Provide equal opportunities to everyone.
  • Take feedback on your leadership role from someone with more experience than you.

Don’t rely on false assumptions while making decisions

  • Focus on promoting a collaborative work culture.
  • Listen to employees’ concerns to provide solutions.
  • Conduct timely reviews and provide genuine feedback.
  • Be mindful and self-aware to promote the well-being of the team.

Avoid taking all the responsibilities by yourself

  • Conduct meetings to discuss projects constructively.
  • Ask questions and seek mutual solutions.
  • Consider other member’s suggestions, ideas, and opinions.
  • Encourage members to take responsibilities that push them to their full potential.

Never respond with anger or frustration

  • Take time to process the situation and get a hold of your emotions.
  • Don’t criticize the employees by attacking them personally.
  • Think objectively to reach a better conclusion while reducing stress and friction.

Final Words

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Milan Kordestani

Founder of 3 impact-first companies actively driving organizations to produce socially positive externalities through a mindset of social architecture.