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Leadership Qualities That Make for a Great Leader

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Do you fancy yourself to be a good leader? A leader is someone who guides the team to success in an organization. They are the ones who will ensure you meet your goals and organization goals seamlessly.

If you want to be a good leader, there are certain qualities you must possess. You needn’t worry because we will elucidate the key leadership qualities.

The leadership qualities will help you foster a healthy relationship with your employees. Plus, great leadership will increase loyalty and trust in your organization.

So, without further ado, let’s divulge important leadership qualities you must possess.

We always say follow the leader. But is a leader worthy of following? These leadership qualities will determine that:

Sincere Enthusiasm

As a good leader, you should always be enthusiastic about your organization’s goals. Plus, your enthusiasm needs to be sincere. An employee can make out insincere enthusiasm and feel demotivated.

Sincere enthusiasm as a leader is key to the success of your team. Be genuinely excited and passionate about the products and your business.

Vision

Having a vision for your team is crucial as a leader. You must visualize your team’s and company’s goals and add your goals to them to be a visionary.

As a leader, you must have a vision plus communicate it effectively and work hard with your team to bring your vision to fruition.

In a leadership position, you must be open to new ideas and thoughts and ensure the vision, mission, and goals are clear.

Integrity

Leadership qualities are incomplete without integrity. A good leader should give credit where it’s due. You must hold yourself accountable and ensure you acknowledge mistakes. Plus, you must always put safety and quality first to boost your integrity.

Integrity and knowing the difference between right and wrong is what will increase your trustworthiness.

Great Communication Skills

A leadership position requires great communication skills. As a leader, you must effectively communicate organization goals, vision, mission, and more.

You must motivate, discipline, and instruct your employees and team member effectively.

Moreover, you must also be great listeners to communicate better with your team. Clarity, enunciation, specificity, and accuracy are the key elements of great communication.

Empowerment

As a leader, merely leading is not enough. You need to gauge your employees’ performance, skills, and more and empower them too. Your leadership qualities should be of such a level that your team members can act autonomously too.

When you empower your employees, they’ll have more confidence and make the best decisions to benefit the organization. That will help you achieve your organizational goals too.

Plus, empowering your employees shows them that you trust them. It will increase your team member’s and employees’ loyalty and motivation.

Charisma

A great leader exudes charisma. Moreover, a charismatic leader is friendly, approachable, and well-spoken. Your team members and employees will find it easier to follow your directions when you are sincere and offer proper guidance. Plus, it will make you likable and relatable. 

Decisiveness

One of the important leadership qualities is decisiveness. You need to be able to make decisions confidently and effectively. Ensure you make decisions without taking too many consensuses. A simple, confident decision will help solve issues quickly, simply, and timely.

Positivity

Positivity is a leadership quality that energizes your employees and team members. It increases the vibes in the office atmosphere. Positivity is a quality that will ensure your employees and team members don’t get too stressed and flustered.

A workplace is not devoid of stressful situations. Being positive and calm during such situations will foster your employees’ confidence in you.

Humility

Humility is an important leadership quality. You must not merely be a leader; sometimes, you need to put in the actual work and effort with humility. More than self-promotion, you must focus on solving problems, enhance team dynamics, and more.

As a leader, you must be real, humble, and be more concerned with the overall team’s and organization’s well-being.

Empathy

Empathy is a leadership quality that makes you more friendly and helps you form relationships with your employees and team members. You should listen to them know their hopes, motivations, dreams, and more to better understand your team and employees.

Empathy ensures you are understanding, caring, and can lead your employees and team better.

Wrapping Up

Being a leader puts you in the position to inspire others in your team and organization. It’s a powerful position and having the right leadership qualities is important. The right leadership qualities will help you lead your employees and team members to achieve organizational goals successfully.

A leader with exceptional leadership qualities also accepts help from places like Tick Those Boxes to be a better leader. Such places help in determining goals, developing plans, and executing them in achievable timelines. 

So, if you want to be a leader or are in a leadership position, hone your leadership qualities to be an exceptional leader.

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Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This entails being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

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Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now, or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together, we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

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How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

How accountable are you? Take the 5-minute quiz to find out!

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Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This entails being an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals to help get results, achieve your wildest dreams, and smash your goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, and in small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

How accountable are you? Take the 5 -minute quiz to find out!

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation, and are based on actions and results:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will not fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

-----------------------------------------
How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

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