Many people follow their bosses only out of a sense of obligation or because they are being compensated. However, some exceptional leaders have the ability to inspire their team to go above and beyond, not just because they have to, but because they want to. This distinction can be the key to achieving exceptional results as a leader.
To become a leader that people want to follow, consider these strategies:
Become valuable: To be a valuable leader, you need to be an expert in your field and continually seek out opportunities to learn and grow. This will help you bring fresh ideas and solutions to the table and earn the respect of your team.
Become caring: Showing that you care about your team’s well-being and development can go a long way in building trust and loyalty. Take the time to get to know your team members and find out what motivates them. Offer support and resources when needed, and be available to listen and offer guidance.
Become authentic: People are naturally drawn to authenticity and transparency. As a leader, it’s essential to be genuine and honest in your communication and actions. This means being open and approachable, owning up to mistakes, and being consistent in your behavior.
Become protective: A good leader should always have the best interests of their team in mind. This means protecting them from unnecessary stress or pressure, advocating for them when needed, and creating a positive and supportive work environment.
Lead From Within: When it comes to becoming a better leader, it’s not just about the actions you take, but the way in which you take them.
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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.