What makes an effective leader?

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What makes an effective leader?

 

“A leader who rolled up their sleeves and gets dirty from time to time will create loyalty in his or her team that will result in achieving goals beyond what we usually expect.”

 The world is full of personality who created history and turn out to be an inspiration for mankind. But who are the real leaders and what is leadership?

 

The preface!

 

For every rung of organisations, leaders are the integral ladders for overall success of any business. And the version of leadership is to lead a group of people or an organisation. No success organisation who have been where it is today without effective leadership.

Leadership means creating and planning, securing resources, improving errors, motivating people and persuading them to co-operate to achieve one common goal. Effective leadership is one of the primary drivers of growth, development and innovation.

 

What do leaders actually do?

 

Anyone looking forward to ruling the world and set an example for others, follow a particular pathway to achieve their goals. Leaders are the one who ones chose the road not taken by others to be who they want to be.

For more details read a blog by Brendon Burchard.

https://brendonburchard.tumblr.com/post/92261681098/what-great-leaders-actually-do

 

Traits of effective leadership!

 

  1. Share their vision: A leader with vision has a clear idea of where they want to go, how to get there and what success looks like. Working towards a vision with persistence, tenacity and enthusiasm will encourage and inspire to do the same.

  2. Demonstrate integrity: Integrity draws on their values to guide their decisions, behaviour and dealing with others.

  3. Effective communication: The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully is a crucial leadership skill. Proper communication skill keeps every individual motivated and energised.
  4. Empower others:  A leader should know how to tackle anything and everything. They must have a sense of ownership to guide and make things work.
  5. Lead by example: The best way to build credibility and gain the respect of others is to set the right example. Aligning your words and actions will help to build trust and make your team more willing to follow your example.

There are numerous traits to be an effective leader. All you need to be focused and determined to achieve your goals.

Here are some more traits to be looked into for effective leadership.

https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4991-effective-leadership-skills.html

 

Importance of leadership!

 

An Entrepreneur article defines leadership as a process of social influence which maximizes the efforts of others toward the achievement of others for a greater good.

Everything comes with some importance that enlightens individuals way of living and shows them the right path. And leadership is one such trait that helps an individual to stand strong even if no one stands with them.

There are millions of book published to guide us and show us the right direction to be the best version of ourselves.

Click on the link to reading some amazing books:

https://blog.runrun.it/en/best-leadership-books/amp/

https://www.opengrowth.com/article/must-read-books-to-get-an-entrepreneurial-perspective

Lastly, I would like to add that we all are born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition and a sense to rule to the world. All one need is a push and then they are ready to soar.

 

About the author: Sareen Yasmin
 

Her passion includes creative writing, reading and playing around words. She is looking forward to bring some change with the power of pen and thoughts. Mic and pen are her best friends.

 

 

 

 

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