A good leader is someone who knows how to lead their team towards success. They have vision and the company’s objectives are clear to them.
How do they do that? There are a lot of characteristics that make a good leader. However, in this era, which is facing lots of changes and challenges to its survival, those taking on leadership positions must have even more demanding qualities.
What is a Leader?
A leader is someone who inspires passion and motivation in followers. A leader is someone with a vision and the path to realizing it. A leader is someone who ensures their team has support and tools to achieve their goals.
Here’s to Become a Great Leader
Priorities Over Greed
A leader must know how to prioritize things rather than pursuing non-important things. The master key to success is knowing how to distinguish what is important and what is not. How will this impact the business? There will be a better management financially and a positive growth. Knowing this is the key for the company to function like a well-oiled machine. This can be especially used in making important decisions such as; If the old projects are not good enough nor produce 5 times in the results, do not ever think about jumping to a new project. Same goes to if you ever think of using company name and profits to buy a new fancy car or your desired hobbies.
Makes Decisions on Proven Data
A leader must have a 360 degrees vision to make coherent and beneficial decisions for the business’ health. How is that achieved? The first thing on the list is analyzing data. With that information, they will be able to identify patterns and numbers generated by projects and clients. This applies too if you are making new decisions such as bringing in a new project.
Team Work Over Anything
Coherence builds synergy. There is nothing that boosts creativity like counting with a coworker’s perspective. Teamwork minimizes tunnel vision, keeps new ideas flowing and helps cover for others’ weaknesses. Moreover, it reduces the risk of redoing a particular task just because someone was not aligned with the objectives.
Gives Credit to Team
A leader must understand the importance of recognizing the team’s effort. Acknowledging the work of others increases not only individual compromise but also productivity and motivation.
Creates New Leaders
A great, fair, and non-biased leader must have the ability to train their employees so they can improve the business all the while having no fear for internal competition. Besides, they must be able to identify the talented people on their team in order to know who to give tasks to a good leader creates leaders for the future. Being fair is important, we cannot give a higher position to someone that is 2 years experience for a leader position, nor someone that is still new in the job to suddenly become senior. In the other hand, if you do recognize the talent that you want, give a handful time for them to grow until they eventually can take the position without being questioned by everyone. Do not be desperate to make your team look superior, while they are bad at doing their job and eventually produce unsatisfactory result to clients. Other people especially the clients do not care if your team look good nor bad, they are only here for profits not for your team.
Recognize Potential Business Opportunities
A good leader must have the ability to recognize new business opportunities, specially with current clients or new clients. To achieve that, it is crucial for the leader to listen to clients and be empathetic, so that they can understand their business and make more coherent, valuable and assertive proposals. For new clients, it is important to create a thorough client profile before we jump to just pick those we want.
Good leadership definitely involves many factors, turning it into a big challenge to tackle. Good leadership is an enormous responsibility for the one who takes it on, since it is their job to inspire and help others become new leaders.
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