Highly effective leaders are different from bosses. Bosses threaten and cajole, while leaders inspire you to follow their example. We’ve all worked with truly bad bosses in the past - those who are selfish, lazy, rude, arrogant, and untrustworthy. That’s why it’s so refreshing when a good leader comes along, showing you that you can be in charge of people while also being honest, supportive, trustworthy, respectful, and communicative. If you want to hone your leadership skills, there are a few steps to take.
Being a leader means having a clear purpose, a passion that is contagious, self-accountability, determination that is flexible, an outlook that is sustainable, and a dual focus on the details and the bigger picture. More than half of workers would choose a great boss over a higher salary, so it’s important to make sure you hit the mark.
Build a strong team and learn to delegate responsibility to them instead of micromanaging. Focus on relationships and never treat someone as a means to an end. Empower employees to make decisions without fear. Share the credit when things go right, and ensure both you and your team are free to learn from mistakes.
Learn more about the habits of highly effective leaders below.
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