10 Ways to be a Leader (Number 10 will Surprise You!)

10 Ways to be a Leader (Number 10 will Surprise You!)

November 30, 2015
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10 Ways to be a Leader (Number 10 will Surprise You!)
We’ve talked a lot about what makes a great leader. Leaders slow down, leaders lead, and they build diversity in their organization. Leaders wear many hats and take on many tasks. Based on our experience working with leaders around the world, we’ve compiled a Top 10 list of leadership traits.
 42540473_s 1. Leaders relate well to others. This means being a good listener, making connections, and being able to work collaboratively. A human-to-human connection is key!
 Prepare Your Mind 2. Leaders have a clear vision of where they are going and communicate it so others are inspired and willing to come along. What motivates you? What sparks your passion? How are you going to pursue it in the future? Be specific.
 11274460_s 3. Leaders invite debate and diverse perspectives. Diverse perspectives expand awareness, facilitate exchanges, and increase individuals’ willingness to interact with out-of-group participants.
42958103_s 4. Leaders take action and consistently produce results.They are decisive and perhaps even wrong on occasion, but this type of action fights complacency and procrastination, and sets an example.
20442350_s 5. Leaders take personal responsibility for everything that has and has not happened and they share acknowledgment freely. Taking responsibility sets the expectation, within your organization, that action is forthcoming. It prioritizes continuous learning and creates the possibility that your organization will get it right the next time and shifts your culture to focus on growth.
27414190_s 6. Leaders are courageous and willing to take risks. Opportunities often come from risk-taking: too much analysis can make you miss the opportunity. Taking risks requires a balancing act of courage and confidence, and helps you stand out.
 39229355_s 7. Leaders are resilient and can come back from mistakes or misfires.Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They strengthen their inner self and their belief in themselves.
28446968_s 8. Leaders know their strengths and how to leverage those strengths with others. Moving from awareness of strengths to leveraging them is critical. This is one of the hallmarks of a high performing team. Check out this great article on five ways to leverage your personal strengths.
40866511_s 9. Leaders are curious and continuously seek growth and expansion (personally and for the business). “The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” -Robert Cushing
dreamstime_m_14281983-follow-the-leader 10. Leaders are willing to follow. Really great leaders have a full range of leadership skills and they trust themselves to know when and where to lead or follow. Take a look at this great article from the Tiara Blog on this topic.

 

 

What makes your list? What would you add or remove from ours? Let us know by commenting below!

 

 

 

 



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