Everyone I coach wants to know how they can become a great leader and they always want it to happen right away, the truth is most people want quick fixes for their challenges and they want sure fire solutions for things that ail them and most of them want them immediately.
The thing about leadership you can become a great leader immediately but it takes discipline and persistence. If you could to do these five simple things you can become a great leader right now.
1. Character rules:
It doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter where you went to school, the leaders who are the most admired are the ones that have character, they lead with honesty, integrity, and they allow their character to rule. If you want your leadership to improve immediately look at your character and see if is congruent on how you want to be perceived.
2. Trust is a two way street:
If you want to improve your leadership learn how to cultivate trust between you and your people. When people feel that you trust them they trust you back. As a leader you need to be able to take responsibility for your actions and be accountable for your choices, today people want leaders they can trust, they want to know that trust is a two way street. The best proof of leadership is trust. People want to follow leaders who are trustworthy–those whose behavior is genuine and who never leave others guessing.
3. People skills are important:
Who you are as a person is one thing, who you are with others is important when it comes to leadership, to work with people you must constantly put into practice your interpersonal and social skills, your job as leader, especially if you wan to be the best leader you can be, it to motivate and support your people its about having good people skills and
4. Remove obstacles:
As we all know business is complicated, our days are filled with all kinds of challenges, the kind of leader that people that people are drawn to are the ones that can take what is complicated, can take what is challenging and make it problem free, the leader who can remove obstacles and find solutions are one of the best leaders.
5. Celebrate teamwork.
Great leaders teach their people how to build successful partnership with each other. they know that as a team together everyone achieves more, alone you can do so little but together you can do so much more. great leaders demonstrate and create great teams, because they know unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
If you are looking to become a great leader you can start right now, the choice is yours.
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.
Additional Reading you might enjoy:
- 12 Successful Leadership Principles That Never Grow Old
- A Leadership Manifesto: A Guide To Greatness
- How to Succeed as A New Leader
- 12 of The Most Common Lies Leaders Tell Themselves
- 4 Proven Reasons Why Intuitive Leaders Make Great Leaders
- The One Quality Every Leader Needs To Succeed
- The Deception Trap of Leadership
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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.