You Need These Qualities To Be A Great Leader

Great leaders are among us and they come in all shapes and sizes. From those who have risen up to be well known worldwide to those leaders we know on a more local level, you will find that many of them have similar qualities.  Here are a few qualities we see in great leaders both large and small.

Positivity

It is hard to lead a team of happy, positive, and motivated people if the leader does not have a positive attitude.  Achieve the most by always remaining positive, even when things don’t seem to be going your way.  Create an environment that is relaxed yet productive. Simple things can go a long way, such as providing snacks or Friday happy hours.  Team members who feel appreciated will work harder and will be happier.

Vision

Nearly every great leader in our past and present has had a clear vision of what they want to accomplish. These leaders know where they are going and how they plan to get there.  To achieve your vision clearly and passionately, portray it to all those involved.

Courage And Confidence

True leaders have courage and are not afraid of the risks involved or afraid of making unpopular decisions. Confidence and courage go hand in hand.  Remaining calm and confident during times of trouble relays your courage to team members.

Integrity

Operating a business with integrity is one of the top qualities of a successful leader.  Honesty means that you will tell the truth to everyone at all times in every situation. Honest leadership creates better and stronger teams. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of workers feel that their companies do a good job at fostering honesty according to a recent survey by 15Five.

Humility

A great and successful leader is not afraid to admit when they are wrong, and do what needs to be done to make things right. With humility leaders are able to portray their courage while also being humble. No one can know everything. A leader with humility is not afraid to admit that they don’t have all the answers, but are willing to find them.

Delegation

A successful leader is someone who realizes while they would like to do it all, they can’t.  By delegating, a good leader alleviates some of their own stress while showing that they have confidence in their team member’s abilities.  

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