Age shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to the success of a business or company.
If you believe that your age is a setback to becoming a great leader, then you’ve already lost half the battle.
There are numerous young leaders that are finding success way beyond their years. They’re molded into a great leader through their successes and their failures. Every leader must go through these life pains, and only through these events can there be a better sense of clarity. Here are some points that you can emphasize in your workplace to make you stand out.
“Talented people want to learn,” says Richard Davis, Chief Financial Officer of Rogers & Cowan, “they want to be trained, coached, listened to, and most importantly, they come to work happy and ready to do their very best every day.”
Do more listening than talking. If you maintain a strong social presence with your team, they’ll be more likely, and more willing, to communicate with you on an active basis. This could be something simple as to drop by their desk every now and then and making sure they’re doing alright. You’re their go-to when it comes to the company. If you want your company to succeed, then you’re going to have to create that sense of success in the environment.
Development is Crucial
As a young leader, you may reach a point where certain individuals are flourishing more than others, climbing the ranks to where there’s nothing more that you can teach them. It’s important to not to let your own fear of job security get in the way developing your team. In the long run, it can be detrimental to your company’s success.