Leadership is a vital aspect of any successful organization, and effective leaders possess a unique set of traits and characteristics that set them apart. One way to gain insight into the actions and mindset of effective leaders is to examine the things they do and don’t care about.
Here are some things leaders DO care about which makes them great leaders:
Do care about the well beings of people: Effective leaders care about the well-being of their team members, both in terms of their professional and personal lives.
Do care about developing a clear vision. Effective leaders have a clear vision of where they want to take their organization and they communicate that vision to everyone involved.
Do care about fostering a positive atmosphere. Effective leaders understand that a positive atmosphere is essential for success and they work to create an environment where everyone can thrive.
Do care about building trust. Effective leaders recognize that trust is the foundation of any successful organization and they work hard to build trust with their team.
Do care about developing relationships. Effective leaders understand that relationships are key to success and they work to build strong relationships with their team.
Do care about communication. Effective leaders understand that communication is key to success and they make sure everyone is on the same page continue please
Do care about taking responsibility. Effective leaders take accountability for their actions and decisions and they hold themselves and their team accountable as well.
Here are some things leaders DON’T care about which makes them great leaders:
Don’t care about being popular. Effective leaders understand that they are not elected to be popular and they focus on doing what’s best for the organization, even if it means making unpopular decisions.
Don’t care about micromanaging. Effective leaders trust their team and let them do the job without unnecessary oversight.
Don’t care about being perfect. Effective leaders understand that mistakes are inevitable and they focus on learning from them and moving forward.
Don’t care about winning at all costs. Effective leaders understand that success requires balancing short-term and long-term objectives.
Don’t care about personal gain. Effective leaders put the needs of the organization before their own personal needs.
Don’t care about shortcuts. Effective leaders understand that success takes hard work and dedication and they don’t look for shortcuts.
Bottom line, effective leaders understand the dos and don’ts of successful leadership, and they display it in their actions and behaviors.
Lead From Within: Leaders have the foresight to recognize the power of their actions and the responsibility to use it wisely.
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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.