Leadership: The 2nd Principle of Quality Management
Last time we were talking about leadership benefits associated with Quality Management System principles. We looked briefly at what leadership is and a few ways in which it can benefit you and your business as a whole. Let’s pick up where we left off last time and get straight into some more examples of how effective leadership can prove so beneficial for you and your company.
Business as a whole will improve
You should never underestimate the importance of great leadership under any circumstance as a great leader, or leaders, will help improve numerous aspects of your business simultaneously. The needs of all parties involved will be considered, including your customers, business partners, investors, suppliers, and employees. Simply put, when you get one aspect of business just right, this can carry over into the next, and the next, and a chain reaction-type effect will occur that will benefit all involved.
Ambitious goals and targets will be set
As I said previously, one of the main traits I tend to look for in potential leaders is the drive and desire to succeed and for that reason, leaders possessing those traits won’t simply settle for getting by, they will set ambitious goals and targets designed to make your business as successful as it can possibly be. These should be obtainable, challenging at times, but certainly obtainable, and as they say, the goals we set are the goals we get.
Employees and members of staff will be inspired and encouraged
Good leaders tend to be respected by others, and in return they should return that respect in a manner. A good manager should inspire and encourage other employees to better themselves and work that little bit harder and reap the rewards associated with hard work as a result.
So, there we have it, just a quick look at just how effective a solid leadership structure in the workplace can be for you, your employees, and your company as a whole. As I said, leaders, in my opinion, should lead by example, they should encourage others, they should be driven, not afraid of failure, and should be able to hold their hands up and take responsibility like everybody else when things don’t go their way. I hope I’ve managed to emphasise just how important it is to have an effective leadership structure in place for a having an effective QMS, and if so, check out my next blog as I’ll be moving onto principle number 3 – involvement of people.