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Friday, August 12, 2011

Who's a Good Leader?


Leadership can be defined as one's ability to get others to willingly follow. Every organization needs leaders at every level. Leaders can be found and nurtured if you look for the following character traits.
 Leadership is an intangible ability to provide direction to a group of individuals working  toward  a  common  goal.  Although  many  attributes  of  leadership  are  hard  to  define,  it  comprises concrete qualities. These qualities are what separate good leaders from great ­­  or better yet, effective ­­leaders. 

 Effective business leadership demands a captain of the ship, not just someone who's standing by the helm. Leadership is active, not passive.
Cool-headed, farseeing, visionary, courageous - whichever adjectives you choose, leadership is a winning combination of personal traits and the ability to think and act as a leader, a person who directs the activities of others for the good of all. Anyone can be a leader, even if the only person they're leading is themselves.
Leaders are needed at every level and in every venue. Here's how to become one.
Following is a list of 10 attributes that can help you become an outstanding leader. Their  value extends beyond the professional realm and will serve anyone well in life.
  • Start  small. 
  • Be  approachable  and  accessible. 
  • Share the credit and shoulder the blame. 
  • Learn to say things the right way. 
  • Thank  people  for  their  contributions. 
  • Utilize  the  personal  touch. 
  • Be  flexible  about  how  to  attain  a  goal. 
  • Make sure each and every individual feels important. 
  • Give  feedback  in  a  timely  manner. 
  • Take initiative. 
  • Have the ability to think differently .i.e. be Creative
  • Believe in dealing with others consistently and justly

Now that you've developed a concept of what it takes to be an effective leader, you can put those ideas into practice, whether that means seeking leadership positions or simply  demonstrating these qualities day-­to-­day. 
A quote to walk away with: 
" What you are going to be tomorrow, you are becoming today."  John C. Maxwell, Developing the Leader Within You

3 comments:

  1. A leader is one who ha s no one single definition- he takes the role based on situation ( Sthna Kala Paristhiti (SKP)- Time Place and Situation ) That is the reason there are no colleges and factories that can produce leadership mounds- SO what kind of training and development one should have to be a leader is SKP ! Leadership training is really different - it is all inclusive soft skills with none of then being a leadership skills.

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