Be a visionary: The most effective leaders have a clear vision of what they want to achieve and are able to inspire others to work towards that vision.
Be a strategic thinker: Business needs good strategic thinkers and the most effective leaders are able to think strategically and plan for the long-term.
Be a good planner: The best leaders are able to plan effectively, and set clear and achievable goals.
Be adaptable: Leaders who are able to adapt to change are able to navigate new situations and challenges more effectively.
Be a problem solver: With our ever evolving business landscape, leaders who are able to identify problems and develop solutions are able to make better decisions and lead their employees to success.
Be a good leader in crisis: The best leaders are able to navigate crisis effectively and lead their teams through difficult times.
Be a good delegator: Knowing how to delegate tasks is essential for any successful leader. Don’t be afraid to empower your team to take on new challenges and responsibilities.
Be a good listener: A great leader is one who can listen to and understand others, they will listen more than they talk. They take the time to understand the perspectives and needs of their team members.
Be a risk taker: Taking risks is a necessary part of successful leadership. Don’t be afraid to try something new and push yourself and your team to reach new heights.
Be appreciative: A great leader knows how to recognize and reward their team’s hard work. Show your appreciation for their efforts and they will be motivated to do even better.
Be flexible: As a leader, it’s important to be flexible and adaptable to changing situations. Be prepared to adjust your strategies and tactics as needed.
Be a lifelong learner: Continuous learning helps leaders stay current with new trends and technologies, and be more effective in their roles.
Be a good collaborator: The most effective leaders are able to work well with others and foster collaboration.
Be a good leader in virtual teams: Leaders who are able to lead virtual teams effectively are able to navigate the challenges of remote work and build strong and effective teams.
Be a good time manager: The best leaders are able to manage their time effectively and prioritize their tasks.
Be responsible: As a leader, it’s important to take responsibility for your actions and decisions. Don’t be afraid to admit mistakes and learn from them.
Be a good communicator: Communication is key to successful leadership. Learn to clearly articulate your ideas, visions, and objectives to your team.
Be a decision maker: Leaders who are able to make quick and decisive decisions are able to navigate the challenges of leadership more effectively.
Be a motivator: Leaders who are able to motivate their team members are able to drive them to success.
Be a role model: As a leader, it’s important to lead by example. Demonstrate the behaviors and attitudes you want your team to adopt.
Be a mentor: A great leader is also a good mentor. By taking the time to develop the skills of your team members, you are helping them to grow and become more effective leaders themselves.
Leadership is an ongoing process of learning and growth. To be an effective leader, it is important to cultivate certain habits that will help you navigate the complexities of leadership and drive your team to success.
Lead From Within: When it comes to effective leadership, to handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
#1 N A T I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R
The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.