Leadership is not achieved by giving orders and making people fear you but finding a way of working collaboratively to see all the set objectives achieved. David Humphreys CEO of TAMKO has proven that with great leadership skills anything is possible if one keeps going and help the company climb to heights it has never reached. So, how can one achieve such type of respect from people and be in a position to lead for long?
Sometimes individuals want their companies to prosper so much such that they forget to learn ways of maintaining their attitude which can affect how one interacts with people. There has to be someone to inject positivity into the company, and one has to be the driving force since workers focus on your behavior to know to react to a situation. A leader needs to ask questions rather than always talking and saying how things need to be done because by asking your workers what needs to be done, the company can move upwards.
If your employees see that you do not trust them that much, they will also not trust you or anything you say thus creating an uncomfortable environment. Running roofing companies comes with many years of experience and learning from others but one should not force their employees to learn, and you are not taking the same steps. The expectations one has for their workers and the words one uses while talking to them all shows what type of a person one is and how far employees are willing to sacrifice just for you.
Let there be an open communication between you and your workers because it helps in solving problems quicker. Be the person who provides directions since when things do not succeed, the blame will always be on you. If your workers are going through trouble, be the one to save them from the situation or get someone who can.
Being a roofing company means there will be meetings from time to time which a leader should attend as a way of knowing what people want with their positions and changes they would love to see. Show up when they are going for roofing repair or installation since your presence shows that you are together as a team. There are so many people who have set examples in selling building products, and David Humphreys happens to be one of those driving forces whose contributions cannot be ignored, so pick the traits that one can fit in perfectly.