Source | www.forbes.com | Bernhard Schroeder
I think everyone, at one time or another, has ambitions to be a good leader. I don’t care if it’s in your local neighborhood, your corporate job or as a founder of a company, we want to be perceived by others as having the ability to lead. Unfortunately, good leaders are hard to come by. Why? Because contrary to your own beliefs, you were not born with the knowledge or traits to be a leader. You learn how to be a leader through mentors, advisors and experience. And you have to have a growth mindset, one that understands you will never stop learning and being curious. Let’s look at the top qualities a leader should master.
Honesty. Whatever ethical plane you hold yourself to, when you are responsible for a team of people, it’s important to raise the bar even higher. Your business and its employees are a reflection of yourself, and if you make honest and ethical behavior a key value, your team will follow suit.
Ability to Delegate. The art of executing your strategic vision is essential to creating an organized and efficient business, but if you don’t learn to trust your team with that vision, you might never progress to the next stage. It’s important to remember that trusting your team with your objectives is a sign of strength, not weakness. Delegating tasks to the appropriate people is one of the most important skills you can develop as your business grows.