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Characteristics of a Good Leader

Characteristics of a Good Leader



What Defines a Good Leader?



HONESTY

Your business and its employees are a reflection of yourself, and if you make honest and ethical behavior a key value, your team will follow suit.



ABILITY TO DELEGATE

Trusting your team with your idea is a sign of strength, not weakness. Delegating tasks to the appropriate departments is one of the most important skills you can develop.



COMMUNICATION

Being able to clearly and succinctly describe what you want done is extremely important. If you can't relate your vision to your team, you won't all be working towards the same goal.



SENSE OF HUMOR

If you are constantly learning to find the humor in the struggles, your work environment will become a happy and healthy space, where your employees look forward to working in.



CONFIDENCE

Assure everyone that setbacks are natural and the important thing is to focus on the larger goal. By staying calm and confident you will help keep the team feeling the same.



COMMITMENT

If you expect your team to work hard and produce quality content, you're going to need to lead by example.



POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Keep your team motivated towards the continues success of the company, and keep the energy levels up.



CREATIVITY

It is during these critical situations that your team will look to you for guidance and you may be forced to make a quick decision. It is important to learn to think outside the box.



ABILITY TO INSPIRE

Being able to inspire your team is great for focusing on the future goals. It is your job to keep spirits up, and that beings with an appreciation for the hard work.



INTUITION

When leading a team through uncharted waters, there is no roadmap on what to do. Everything is uncertain, and the higher the risk, the higher the pressure.



Are YOU an Effective Leader?



YOU are a connector

YOU are a level-headed strategist

YOU learn from your mistakes



"If you do not see these signs in yourself, fear not-

It is all about getting yourself in a better frame of mind and looking at the bigger picture to get you over the neurological hurdles that hold you back from being a good leader."

-Andrew Graham, President & CEO Forum Corp.



How can you become a Better Leader?



"No one is a born leader - everyone can develop leadership skills and everyone can benefit from using them."



COMMUNICATION

Improve communication effectiveness



MOTIVATE

Improve ability to motivate



PERSPECTIVE

Develop a broader perspective



CHANGE

Recognize when a change is needed



EXAMPLE

Set a good example



COOPERATION

Encourage cooperation over competition



KNOWLEDGE

Share knowledge and expertise



Leadership - by the Numbers



$1,228 amount companies spend per employee per year on learning and development



1 25 50 75 100



56% of corporate leaders that predict shortages in executive-level leadership



64% of executives are focusing on speeding up leadership development process at their organization



44% of companies expect to increase total spending on leadership development in 2012

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Characteristics of a Good Leader

shared by andrewdeen on Aug 19, 2013 in Business

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Leadership is at the core of every successful, and not so successful, organization around the world. Leadership starts from the top and trickles down to the last person hired at an organization. Eve...
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