Jeffry Schneider knows leadership. For more than 25 years, he has led businesses all the while gaining exposure and knowledge in order to become a good leader. Jeffry is an effective leader in business and philanthropy.
In order to be defined as an effective leader, a person must have an understanding of their role in bringing confidence to a team in order to implement changes within an organization. Without confidence, a team is ineffective in establishing any foundations necessary for success. Confidence within a team is assured by your input as a leader.
What does team confidence mean for your role as a leader?
As a leader, you’re in the most valuable position for providing your team with confidence. That means, first and foremost; you need to consider your actions and how they impact your team and their confidence, or lack thereof. No one benefits from someone trying to diminish an individual’s confidence.
Your actions as a leader should impact your team in a positive way and your decisions should be consistent with your goals for the team. Don’t let your words be something your team just hears. Back your words up with actions, letting them know how much faith you have in their abilities. A good leader will set the right tone for their team to believe in themselves enough to take risks and allow them to go the extra-mile for the company’s success.
Your management style does impact performance, for better or worse, whether you like it or not.
Being a leader is not for the faint of heart. And to be a real meaningful leader -one that is not self-serving- you have to care about the people you lead. It’s a proven fact that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. If you’re the type of leader who believes that winning is only getting the team to do what you want them to do, and you’re not tuned into what matters to them, then the success will be very short-lived. Eventually the same people that look to you for guidance and appreciation will be the same people handing in their resignation if you overlook this essential part.
A great leader will recognize the strengths within a team for better talent results.
In the new millennium and new era of technology exposure within the world, leadership has demanded a different approach than in previous generations. As times have changed, the leadership role has also evolved. Today’s leader has to choose to be focused on not only identifying and developing rising talent to get the most from their team, but they also need to create the right environment that fulfills the key objectives set by an individual and utilize their core strengths.
Throughout the last decade, Jeffry Schneider has spent time focusing on giving back to others that are less fortunate while utilizing his leadership skills to make an impact. Rather than just write a check to a charity, Jeffry decided to use his natural leadership abilities to involve himself by becoming a sponsor of a charitable organization within his home state of Texas. This group works with people in Central America. They help to provide clothes, food and shelter, as well as needed surgeries and medications. In true leadership form, Jeffry became invested in this organization and with his encouragement, support, and direction, the group has made a positive difference.