7 Positive Things You Can Do To Be A Better Leader

As a leader you know that you need to keep on top of your game. So what are 7 positive things that you can do to be an even better leader?

  1. Set Out Clearly What You Aim To Achieve

    It not only makes a difference to you but provides clarity of direction for others.

  2. Listen More

    The team of people that you lead are likely to have great ideas to help you get better results. The question is whether you are willing to listen more and leverage the benefits.

  3. Work On Winning Support

    It is great to have a vision but if you cannot win the support of others, it never translates into anything. Make winning the support of others a priority as they can make it happen.

  4. Do What You Do Best

    Time is the ultimate limiting factor, so don’t waste it trying to do things you are not good at.

  5. Focus On Others

    The best leaders I worked for were always interested in the success of others. If you help others to progress you will get that returned in bucket loads.

  6. Treat Others Well

    Yes there will be times when you need to be tough but that does not mean you cannot treat people with respect.

  7. Keep Growing and Developing

    Just because you are a leader does not mean you can stop growing and developing. The challenges merely get bigger the further you progress.

The reality is that leading is challenging but often simple changes can hugely influence the results you get.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers. You can sign up for his free audio e-course at www.goalsandachievements.co.uk

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Dan Rockwell says 18 January 2011

Duncan,

Your post is clear, concise, and on the money. You remind me of where I want to be as a leader.

#3 resonates with me. Leaders get involved in things that require teams. If we can achieve our goals by ourselves our vision is too small and we aren’t leaders.

Thanks for all you give back,

Dan

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Carolien Moors says 11 February 2011

Great points Duncan. Elaborating on # 1: Know your purpose in life and business, and know the values that form the foundation for your leadership. Make sure to show, live, model this purpose and your values with passion. Makes anyone a very authentic and influential leader who people love to follow and work with.
Carolien

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vishwa says 28 July 2011

The facts that u’ve is great. It gave me a lot ’bout leadership.

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