As well as providing coaching, direction and guidance, good leaders exhibit courage, passion and confidence. They nurture the strengths and talents of their people and build effective teams committed to achieving common goals. 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

-John C Maxwell 

The most effective leaders have the following qualities in common:

Communicate Effectively

The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully is a crucial leadership skill. Communication involves more than just listening attentively to others and responding appropriately. It also includes sharing valuable information and soliciting input.

Open to Change

It’s fascinating how many leaders refuse to change things around their business because they have the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.

While that might work for some time, as years pass the business and their leaders who refuse to learn, adapt and grow will be left behind.

Delegate

You cannot do everything, right. It is important for a leader to focus on key responsibilities while leaving the rest to others.Delegation helps staff members to be more engaged as they feel that they are trusted. 

Motivate and inspire

Invest time in the people you lead to determine their strengths, needs, and priorities. As well as making them feel valuable.

Lead By Example

As a leader, the best way to build credibility and gain the respect of others is to set the right examples. Demonstrate the behavior that you want people to follow.