What are the Qualities of a good leadership?.
There is no cookie-cutter definition of what makes a good leader.
Quality leadership depends on a variety of circumstances, which means specific qualities necessary to be an effective leader will inevitably vary.
That being said, there are several characteristics that can be found in most examples of successful leadership.
Before you call yourself an entrepreneur, you must be a leader and learn to take criticisms, that will make a you a better person.
Here are some of the leadership skills you should know as an entrepreneur:
The best leaders are respectful of the people who are following them. If you are unable to see eye-to-eye with those who are helping accomplish your goals, you are much less likely to succeed. Also, those who guide with understanding, empathy, and care are often the individuals who produce the best results.
If you are in command, you should be prepared to have the buck stop with you. If there is an issue, you should be prepared to face criticism. Those who pass criticism off on their team are demonstrating the opposite of leadership, they are instead showing weakness.
3. Common Vision
The end goal should never be just about what you want, but rather what the group needs. As a leader, if you are unable to rally your team around a collective mission, then the direction of progress is likely to be in disarray. The best leaders will shepherd productivity in a linear direction, and will also instill a desire for a communal goal that requires individual effort to achieve this goal.
4. Be The Example
If you are not willing to work at the same level of effort as what you are asking of your team, then why would anyone respect you?. Leadership is earned, and the best way to earn something is by working as hard as possible. No one will respect you if you are unwilling to put in the effort that you expect from others. There are of course tons of other qualities that comprise good leadership, but if you work towards improving these four categories, you are setting yourself on the right path.
5. Be a Coach
As a leader it’s important to be involved personally and professionally in the lives of those you lead. Don’t just lead by example. Be a coach, mentor and teacher. Analyze your team, find areas that need improvement, and encourage improvement through education. Be gentle, provide examples, and make sure you aren’t overbearing or invading others space.
6. Create Value
There is an important difference between creating value and counting value. Bad leaders count value. They pay more attention to quantity of output, or effort, than quality. It’s important to stay involved in the daily operations of your team. Help out, be a part of the team, add value.
7. Trust Team Members
When it comes to a healthy functioning team, it’s important to trust team members to make decisions. And when it comes to solving problems, it’s important not to be subscriptive. Listen to other’s inputs, and solve issues creatively. Work together to find a creative approach.
8. Inspire Team With Grand Vision
Inspire your team by painting a picture of what is possible. Create long term plans that support that vision. Bad leaders often get caught obsessing over small details or short term plans that don’t add value to the big picture. It’s important to set the right goals, and optimize roles and responsibilities when necessary.
9. Be a Disrupter
To lead your organization to success, embrace innovation. Hunt down the status quo and break it. That’s how you’ll have the greatest impact, cause the biggest scene, get noticed. Of course this strategy comes with a lot of risk, but grand results don’t come from safe decisions. Be smart, learn from your past mistakes, and have the humility to self-correct if you make a wrong turn.
10. Be A Good Listener
Be open to ideas and suggestions. This includes not treating every conversation with a member of your team like it’s some sort of ‘argument’ that you have to always win. Accept that sometimes your team has a good idea and might prove more efficient to implement than your own concept.
I believe these are all “qualities” that a good leader should possess.
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