Leadership Strategies

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A strong leader will use several different strategies to motivate subordinates. Effective leaders from varied backgrounds will have a variety of experiences, according to management expert John Ryan writing on the "Forbes" magazine website. But a good leader understands a wide range of leadership strategies and knows how to use them in any given situation.

Involvement

In order for subordinates to get involved in the completion of a goal, the leader must keep the group involved in the execution and maintenance of the process, according to the business experts at the SCORE website. Develop a mission plan for your project or task with the group, and then keep the staff members involved in making the mission statement a success. Keep everyone involved in any changes to the plan, and get regular input on how the plan is progressing.

Foster Communication

To keep a group productive, an effective leadership strategy is to foster effective communication at all levels, according to management expert John Ryan writing on the "Forbes" magazine website. Set an example by creating a communication network that subordinates can use to get information to and from you, and then encourage the same kind of effective communication throughout the team.

Development

Staff members tend to have more regard for a leader that shows an interest in their individual professional development as well as reaching company goals, according to the employment experts at the Wall Street Journal website. Work with each team member when you get the chance to help them develop their skills and advance their careers.

Accountability

Leaders should remain accountable not only for their personal actions, but also for the results of the group as well, according to the SCORE website. Let your team know that you are accountable to them for their performance, and that you have an accountability to people higher up the corporate ladder. Accepting responsibility is part of establishing trust and respect with your subordinates.

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