Keys to Being a Great Leader

4 Key Components to Being A Great Leader

For a business to be successful, it must have an effective leader. That’s a given right?   What if I told you the world’s greatest business leaders continually invest in themselves through reading books, attending seminars and hiring other great leaders? Yes, every great leader invests in themselves daily.

1.  Accountability

When you’re a leader, be accountable. That means if you make a mistake, admit it and move on. It can be easy to push the blame onto other people, but don’t do it! If you’re accountable when you’ve made a mistake, the people around you will feel the need to be more accountable if they’ve made a mistake.

2.  Recognition

Always remember that a great leader builds up and does not need to tear down. Do not be overly critical of those on your team. Be quick to give commendation, praise and recognition. Even when people fail, commend the effort and inspire them.

3.  Respect

You can never be a good leader if you don’t respect that others may have different opinions than your own. While it may seem like being a leader is all about bossing people around, you can never be the boss if you have no idea how to respect the feelings of others.

While you should always be there for your team as a leader, don’t forget to nurture growth in yourself. Figure out where it is that you want to grow. Do what you can to stretch yourself as much as you can. Engage and deepen your passions and strengths to make your most valuable contributions.

4.  Leadership

Leadership means the action of leading a group of people or an organization.  It isn’t something to be taken lightly. Leadership can entail many facets – guiding others to complete a project or task or motivating the members of your team to be their best selves.

While you may not be aware of it, others around you are watching and looking up to you.

Think about those you have impacted in your life. Do you have a few in mind? Congratulations – you are a leader!  Keep it and continue to inspire and lead others.

 

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