What makes a good leader?

Here are some key qualities one must learn to emphasize in order to be an outstanding chief.

It’s always difficult for a person to make an impact in today’s society. A good leader understands this and will try to motivate and enable the team to achieve greatness together.

Here are some key qualities that every good leader should possess and learn to emphasize:

Great leaders stay positive: Even in the worst situations, such as experiencing low team morale or stressful scenarios, a great leader should always stay positive and figure out ways to keep the group motivated in the hopes to adequately solve various inconveniences.

Open minded: Leaders are receptive to new information and can hold multiple perspectives. This open-mindedness allows them to navigate through difficult situations with a flexible mind in order to conclude at creative solutions.

Great leaders know how and when to delegate: Good leaders recognize that the delegation of tasks does more than simply alleviate their own stress levels. Delegating work to others shows that you have confidence in their abilities which, subsequently, results in higher morale in the workplace. Also, this may result in loyalty from your staff; they want to feel appreciated and trusted.

Imaginative: Good leaders have a childlike playfulness. They value their imagination and allow themselves to dream, exercising their mind’s eye to see beyond what’s in the physical world. They encourage others to dream big, too.

Humility: While confidence is a very attractive trait in leaders, there's nothing like a humble character for making a good work environment. An outstanding chief admits when he or she is wrong and has the ability to take criticism as an opportunity for growth.

Good communicator: A leader needs to have excellent communication skills. In addition to sharing their vision of the future, a visionary leader is also an active listener. He who is in charge should listen to ideas different from his own and try to incorporate them into the larger goal. They involve others in reaching their milestones and help team members meet their personal goals.

LatinAmerican Post | Luisa Fernanda Báez
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