We all want to work for an inspiring and motivating leader, for a true visionary who is unsurpassed in creating and implementing ambitious plans.
Unfortunately, many of us have dealt with bosses who can turn a person’s life into hell and his work into a nightmare.
Good leaders have big dreams, take risks, and generally do great things. Everyone loves to work with them. Here are some qualities that are characteristic of these leaders:
1. For them, people come first
Building effective work processes are extremely important, but ultimately the success of a business depends on the people in the organization who turn their leader’s strategies, plans, and ideas into reality.
2. They focus on listening instead of pretending to know everything
Many people approach conversations as a competition that can be won, whether you speak longer, make smarter speeches, or have the last word. However, great leaders know that the formula for success is less talking and less listening. They are aware of the fact that knowledge is power and learning is wisdom.
3. They know how to make their employees feel important and valued
Many people believe the misconception that being a leader comes down to telling people what to do. However, truly successful leadership is rooted in supporting your employees and providing them with what they need so that they can do their job as well as possible. Demonstrating attention to the needs, dreams, and problems of your team members will make them feel important and valued.
4. They rely on small victories
There is great power in small victories. Good leaders know that they are the ones who help you gain the momentum that can lift you to the top of the business. Small victories build trust and motivate people to take responsibility for their ideas and successes, they make them feel that they have achieved something significant both personally and as part of a community that is bigger than them. Every victory, regardless of its size, fills you with the energy you need to achieve great success.
5. They are always moving forward and are not afraid of change
Many leaders who have held leadership positions for a long time follow the maxim “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” However, the modern world is so dynamic that anyone who does not move forward is far behind. It is the leader who constantly opposes the status quo and who does not put up with mediocre results is the one that people want to work with.
6. For them, EQ is more important than IQ
Some people just feel the need to constantly demonstrate to others how smart they are. It is extremely important for them to always be the most intelligent person in the room. However, the attention of successful leaders is directed in another direction – in that of recognizing and understanding their emotions, both their own and those around them. They realize that knowing other people’s emotions helps them find the most tactful and effective approaches to communicating with others, which in turn leads to building mutual trust and good teamwork.