Great leaders hold a vision of what their organization wants to achieve. They communicate that vision to employees and help achieve this vision by providing strong support to their team. They also know what their team will need to realize the vision. But what is great leadership, and how can you improve yours?
One great leadership style is based on the idea that leaders prioritize serving the greater good. Leaders serve their team and the organization first. They don’t put their personal goals ahead of organizational ones.
Leaders are high in self-awareness, empathy, learning, and open to differences.
Leaders encourage team members to learn and grow while bringing their expertise to the project.
Leaders rely on building influence and authority rather than using control and toxic tactics. They focus on coaching, resilience, skills sets, employee engagement, and mental health wellness. They empower employees rather than micromanaging.
Leaders ensure the team has the required resources, budget, skills, and guidance to make a positive impact.
Employees in this environment have their needs at the forefront. Their voices are heard. This makes them more likely to work to the best of their abilities and achieve more on behalf of the organization.
10 tips for being a great leader
- Guide by example using humility, authenticity, and trust.
- Build employees’ vision of purpose and goals.
- Encourage collaboration.
- Support team and individual growth and development.
- Develop empathy and care for members of the team.
- Ask for feedback and use good listening skills.
- Improve your self-awareness.
- Learn how to develop others holistically.
- Develop better decision-making skills.
- Strengthen and communicate big-picture thinking for your team.
Lead at any level
You don’t have to be a CEO to practice great leadership. Improving your leadership skills can help you create positive results at any level, whether you’re leading a team of employees or volunteers.
Working with a mentor or coach can help you develop your leadership skills in a supportive, encouraging, low-pressure environment.
The results last far longer lasting than any leadership webinar or conference.
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