4 investments every leader must make in order to grow
‘Leader’ — it’s not a title or a designation. It’s a lifestyle. When you talk about leadership, we generally associate traits like team-builder, futuristic vision, and being good at management. One of the most important traits that people seldom miss out in this list is ‘Risk-taking’. The better you are at taking risks, more are the chances of you taking your business to the next level.
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In today’s post I’m going to talk about some common risks that every leader must take in order to take their business to the next level. So, let us have a look at those risks one by one -
Investing in new technology
There is no denying the fact that technology is evolving at lightening quick speed. For instance, if you would have talked to someone about the possibility of people working from different locations across the globe, and collaborating in real-time, a few years back, people would have laughed upon you.
But look at the present. Thanks to the technological advancement and rise of tools like ProofHub, it has become possible to get scattered teams from all across the globe together and collaborate to achieve success in every project.
The leaders who banked upon this advancement in technology are making a heyday. While the ones that stuck for too long to accept technology are struggling to find feet for their business in today’s breakneck competition.
Investing in employees
Employees form the core of your business. As a leader, you need to make sure that the core strong in order to have a thriving business in the longer. While there are breeds of businesses that believe in just hiring employees and making them work from 9–6, there has been rise of businesses in recent times that pay heed to employee growth and development.
As a matter of fact, there are businesses who invest on the professional as well as personal growth of their employees. For instance, making them participate in some professional courses that they can add to their CV. Or, getting them to join in meditation classes or gym or any other such activity that keeps them physically fit, and mentally sound.
It might look as an investment and shun some case from your monetary reserves, but in the longer run it is going to give you a team that will be give its best for your business.
Investing in new ideas
As a leader, the best investment you can ever make is in new ideas. Ideas that come not only from your mind, from people who are part of your team and your business. In fact, it is up to a leader to encourage the team members to come up innovative thoughts and ideas that can be the future.
Keep the doors of communication open. And, make sure that employees are not hesitant to come and share ideas with you. Encourage the same philosophy at every hierarchical level. Part ways with the mentality that only the upper-layer of management is involved in ideation process. If anyone has a good idea, and a plan on how to implement that idea, he or she must be encouraged to convert that idea into reality.
And, as a leader, it becomes your responsibility to invest in that idea. Who knows it could turn out to be the next big thing in the market!
Investing in yourself
While managing all such things, and taking care of your team and your business, you must not leave yourself behind. Yes, the most important investment a leader can ever make is in him/herself.
Whether this investment is in learning a new skill, doing something that you always wanted or just investing in something that gives you pleasure — you must go ahead and make it. For instance, learning a dance form, learning how to cook and many more. If you will not make this investment, at the end of the day, you will find yourself unhappy.
This investment does not always have to be monetary. For instance, you can invest your time to better understand life. Invest in meditation to keep your mental peace and sanity intact. There’s so much that you can do.
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Originally published at LinkedIn.
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Sandeep Kashyap is the Founder of ProofHub — a leading project management and collaboration software. A passionate leader, Sandeep is always on the lookout for innovative ideas about filling the communication gap between groups, teams and companies. He is also a featured writer on LinkedIn and a contributing author at YourStory. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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