The study of leadership has become one of the most documented concepts in the world of business with tons of books, research studies, and interviews speaking to the traits of renown leaders. Are you a leader? Or even better, do you want to be? Well you’re in the right place because our mission today is to talk about leadership, and how certain mindsets, outlooks, and approaches can mold you into the leader you’ve always known you could be!
- Great Communicators– A leader who doesn’t communicate with their team really is no leader at all. In parallel, great leaders ensure that every employee is up to date with every bit of information, whether it’s company goals, performance, success or even failure.
- Unwavering Confidence– Confidence is probably the most important thing for inspiring and motivating others as a leader. People want to have faith in their leaders…well, to be able to lead them. Being the rock for your team (think King Leonidas in ‘300’) even during stormy weather can mold you into a leader who’s attitude is infectious.
- Supports Their Team– Facilitating the team and supporting it is a part of an effective organizational environment in which leaders stimulate others to tell the truth, speak up, but also make it safe for them to take risks.
- Be Candid– Honesty, fairness, candidness…are all things that can appear underrated sometimes these days, but not for leaders. The old golden rule of treating others in the way you want to be treated can win you the respect and admiration of your team members and other leaders as well.
- Make Informed Decisions– Being decisive is another one of the effective traits that leaders share. These types of leaders seek to grasp the right information and always make informed decisions-never haphazard ones made on a whim.
- Inspire Their Team– To be a highly effective leader, one must paint a vision of the future and be willing to do anything that it takes to reach established goals. Inspiring people to act can be challenging when it comes with organizational roadblocks and constraints, and one must be resilient in their desire to push past these types of walls towards the finish line.
Do you possess any of these traits? Remember…leaders are not born, they’re made!