Great leaders are not born, they are made through a dedication to improving themselves by changing basic habits. These habits may seem simple, but they are important because they become a part of who we are through repetition. That is why they are crucial for the success and effectiveness of a leader and the team they are leading.
Here are seven simple habits that are very important for leaders to master if they want to be succeed:
Be a person of character: A prerson of character consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and respect for others. Great leaders embody these values in all that they do and inspire others to do the same. Leadership is not rank, privilege, or power. It is responsibility, character, and service,
Learn to listen: Great leaders take the time to listen and seek to understand before reacting or making decisions. They are great listeners and understand that listening is not just about hearing words, but about understanding the needs, concerns, and perspectives of others. Leadership is all about listening, learning, and then leading.
Be considerate: Great leaders are considerate of others and seek to create a supportive work environment. They understand that by valuing and supporting their employees, they can create a culture of collaboration and teamwork that leads to success. Leadership is not about having all the answers, it’s about being considerate of those who do.
Embrace drive: Great leaders are driven and determined about their work and inspire others to be the same. They are always looking for ways to improve and innovate and have a strong sense of purpose and mission. Leadership is not about getting things done, it’s about having the drive to get things done right.
Maintain positive attitude: Great leaders understand the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, even in the face of challenges or setbacks. They know that a positive attitude is contagious and can inspire and motivate others to achieve great things. Leadership is not about having the most power, it’s about having a positive attitude and leading by example.
Empower and support: Great leaders empower their team to take ownership of their work and make decisions. They also provide support and resources to help them succeed. Leadership is not about controlling or dominating, it’s about empowering and supporting people to achieve greatness.
Trust and respect: Great leaders understand that trust and respect are essential for building strong relationships and creating a positive work environment. When a leader demonstrates trust and respect for their team, it fosters a culture of collaboration and teamwork, which can lead to increased productivity and success. Leadership is not a position or title, it’s about earning the trust and respect of those you lead
By mastering these simple habits, leaders can inspire and empower their teams to achieve success and create a positive and productive work environment.
Lead From Within: Leadership is not about having all the answers, it’s about developing simple habits and mastering so they can find greatness within.
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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.