An organization to succeed, and to sustain such successes, it has to groom multiple level of leadership. It also means creating opportunities for young workforce to lead. Executive management should look for right mix of Young Leaders. And you should look for certain personality traits, leadership traits and enable a right environment for them to succeed or even fail. Here are four things that young leaders will need to succeed.
Clarity of Goals
One great differentiators for a leader from the rest is clarity of challenges - what you would like to achieve irrespective of situation. While being adaptive to the situation, leader has a clear focus on end result no matter how frustrating and disappoint situation is.
Successful leaders travels their journey with their team : inspiring them, instilling a team/togetherness feeling. Basically, s/he carries ‘I am one of us’ rather than ‘I am above you all’ attitude.
Know ‘em well - really well
When it comes to deliver results, you will be seen are as good as your team. Hence it is really important to know your team really - really well. Everyone is quite likely to have different skills, likings, aspirations/ expectations. In order to get the best out of every one, you will have to hear them, know them well; tap their skills and aspiration and align those to meet goals.
Captain of the Ship
There will be difficult situation that will frustrate, disappoint and demoralize your team. Young leaders are like captain of the ship who drives whole team/crew to sail through such difficult tides/weathers. S/he guides them, inspire them to bring out positive outcome.
If mission fails, you can’t just blame your team; the world sees you as a captain. You will have to own failures but credit success to team.
Look for Lighthouse (Mentors)
Young leadership can become better, mature if you have right mentors who can guide you objectively irrespective of the situation without politically influencing them, or without meddling.