Top Qualities of Leadership
January 25, 2013 3 Comments
Let’s talk about the qualities a leader must possess. I’ve already touched upon this topic in my article on team building, so consider this post to be a sequel. Let’s begin:
1) A leader must be competent. A leader is someone who knows what he is doing and is a constant learner. That’s why I recommend you to constantly read books on your specialty.
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2) A leader must have great communication skills. Workers or team members need to be motivated and feel trusted; also, they must have a clear understanding of what they’re supposed to do. This may sound like common sense, but many managers/leaders do not know how to express their ideas clearly.
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3) A leader must be a great listener. I’ve read a study that indicates that employees do not listen to their supervisors – even if they are correct – if they feel that they are not listening to them. That’s why every leader must develop active listening skills.
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4) A leader must be confident. A true leader has presence: every time his team members look at him, they immediately feel more energized and motivated.
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5) A leader must have integrity. If a leader is honest with himself and his subordinates, he will create an environment where everyone will feel respected, thereby strengthening the team bond.
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6) A leader must know how to delegate work. People hate routine tasks; that’s why it is important to give them more responsibilities.
7) A leader must be creative. Creativity is what helps in difficult situations, because not every problem can be solved with a routine set of procedures.
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