According to HR Director for the ELAS Group, Pam Rogerson, a good leader is someone who is honest, reliable, confident, believable, inspiring, visionary, committed and conscientious with a strong moral compass. Experts believe these are specific traits for everyone who wants to lead to follow.
Having a vision and communicating it is key. You can’t get anywhere unless you know where you want to get to and can express it to others in way that gets them on board for the journey. Leaders must be willing to see projects through from start to finish. It takes persistence and determination to build and run a successful business.
Building and maintaining a feasible team needs you to identify what skills and personality types you need to make up the vision you have. It’s important you keep an eye out for talent.
Believe in yourself, be open to constructive criticism and learn to encourage others. Always show passion for what you’re trying to achieve. Growing a business involves making lots of new friends. Always see the funny side of things when you go through several challenges.
Be open to ideas and believe there’s room for improvement. Being humble is also important. It will make you go far in being a leader.
Caring about the people around you superceeds being greedy and selfish. It’s important to do what you say and say what you do.
Find time to sleep. The role of a leader comes with a lot of sleepless night. With so many thoughts rolling around, it can be tough to live with the stress at times. However, it’s necessary you find way to cope and sleep well at night. You get refreshed to run through the next day’s challenges.