7 Leadership Qualities Of Great Leaders – Philip Andrew
What an ideal leader should be and how leaders need to act
What Makes a Good Leader Great?
Great leaders find the balance between business foresight, performance, and character.
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They have vision, courage, integrity, humility and focus along with the ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation among their team.
Great leaders have a vision. They can see into the future.
One of the most important qualities of a great leader is courage.
The core of integrity is truthfulness.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
Great leaders are strong and decisive, but also humble.
Humility doesn’t mean that you are weak or unsure of yourself. It means that you have the self-confidence and self-awareness to recognize the value of others without feeling threatened. The more you contain your ego, the more realistic you are about your problems. You learn how to listen, and admit that you don’t know all the answers.
You exhibit the attitude that you can learn from anyone at any time. Your pride doesn’t get in the way of getting the information you need to achieve the best results.
5. Strategic Planning
Leaders have the ability to ANTICIPATE trends, well in advance of their competitors.
They continually ask, “Based on what is happening today, where is the market going? Where is it likely to be in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years?”
They do this through thoughtful strategic planning.
Only leaders with foresight can gain a “first mover advantage”.
Leaders always focus on the needs of the company and the situations.
Leaders focused on results, on what must be achieved by themselves, by others, and by the company.
Great leaders focused on strengths, in themselves and in others.
Your ability to get everyone working and pulling together is essential to your success. Leadership is the ability to get people to work for you because they want to.
Gain the cooperation of others by making a commitment to get along well with each key person every single day.
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
Effective Leaders are also Strong Communicators
The best leaders strive to speak effectively and persuasively.
In fact, many tend to practice public speaking within their own businesses until they are ready to branch out into professional speaking gigs.
Conquering the fear of talking in front of a crowd is what makes a good leader becomes a great leader.
3 Leadership Traits to Accelerate Your Career
If you’re stuck at a rut at work and you wish to accelerate your career, take a leadership role. Consider adopting the following leadership attributes to stand out at work :
- Great leaders are future-oriented.
- Great leaders keep positive attitude.
- The best leaders take responsibility.