Being a good leader is important, but being a great leader is even more so.
Here are some ways that leaders can make the transition from being a good leader to a great leader:
Develop a clear vision and strategy. When good leaders become great leaders, it’s because they take their time developing a clear vision and strategy for their organization. This however, involves defining the goals, objectives, and values of the organization, and creating a plan for achieving these goals.
Communicate effectively. When good leaders become great leaders, one of the key factors is their ability to communicate effectively. Consequently, they use a variety of communication channels and methods to reach all team members, and they are clear, concise, and consistent in their communication.
Develop strong relationships. When good leaders become great leaders, one of the key factors is their ability to develop strong relationships with their employees. Therefore, they focus on building trust, respect, and rapport with employees, and they provide support, guidance, and feedback to help them succeed.
Foster a positive and supportive work culture. When good leaders become great leaders, it is often because they prioritize fostering a positive and supportive work culture. To do this, they create an environment in which employees feel valued and appreciated. Additionally, they promote a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. By prioritizing a positive work culture, leaders can motivate their team to excel and achieve their goals.
Embrace change and adaptability. When good leaders become great leaders, they do so by embracing change and adaptability. This involves being open to new ideas, perspectives, and approaches, and being flexible and adaptable in response to changing circumstances and challenges. As a result, great leaders are able to stay ahead of the curve and lead their organizations to success.
Lead from within. When good leaders become great leaders, it’s because they lead from within. By demonstrating the behaviors, values, and attitudes expected of employees, they set the standard for excellence in leadership. Additionally, they foster a positive and supportive work culture, creating an environment where employees feel valued and supported.
Overall, these steps can help leaders make the transition from being a good leader to a great leader, and they can enable leaders to be more effective, successful, and impactful in their roles.
Lead From Within: A leader goes from good to great when they possess the skills and strategies needed for success.
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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.