Effective leadership in the workplace plays a major part in gaining loyalty from employees. Organisations want to attract employers and employees who are loyal. When employers and employees are loyal to one another, employee satisfaction, productivity and company profitability increases. Loyalty in the workplace encourages a positive culture and those employees that are dedicated to the growth of the company work productively and efficiently. The greatest leaders in the world have created loyalty through their words and actions.
Here are some attributes of how Effective Leaders inspire Loyalty from their staff:
- Trust – Leaders trust their staff and will push their staff to learn new things and take on new challenges. They will always be supported and are always encouraged to get out of their comfort zones.
- Taking an active interest in their employee’s lives – Leaders know about their staff eg. their families, children, what interests them, what sport/hobbies they are involved in. They always take an active interest in really getting to know their staff and what is important to them.
- They are Genuine – A good leader is honest and they always treat their staff and their customers exactly the same.
- Mentoring and professional development – the best leaders are always looking for ways to help their staff grow, not only in the workplace but in their personal lives
- Leading by example – they will always do whatever is necessary to get the job done, even if it means rolling up their sleeves and helping out their team
- Share ideas – Leaders are always open and honest about what they believe and communicate clearly and effectively.
Strong effective leadership inspires strong loyalty.
If you demonstrate a strong measure of loyalty to your team, you’ll find that same measure of loyalty being returned to you. In these trying times, inspiring loyalty will help you get the most out of your team and lay the foundation for lasting success.
Read our “Leadership through a crisis” to get more insights on how to portray effective leadership especially during the time of crisis. With this, you’ll get to learn how to show understanding, empathy, and respect to your team, how to reflect on the situation and what needs to be done, the importance of adding humour, how to take control by focusing on proper communication, and lastly, get to know some useful productivity tools that can help you manage your team more effectively.
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