People in Tech are creative, self-motivated, and self-organizing. Leading in a tech company requires vision, values, and communication. The following are 10 important Do’s and Don’t when leading in a tech company.
1. Lead by Example
If you want to see something in your team, you need to exemplify those traits yourself first.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson, Former Chairman of IBM
Lead by example. This is one of the most obvious do’s of leadership. It is ironic when leaders expound on the need to do a thing they do not do themselves. People, particular creative technologists see through leaders who are a lot of talk and not a lot of action. If a leader says “Be disciplined.” he should be the height of discipline. If a leader expects team members to be collaborative, he should invite criticism of his own ideas.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Exemplify the message first before you try to get others to follow.
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