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?
- Set Out Clearly What You Aim To Achieve
It not only makes a difference to you but provides clarity of direction for others.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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,