Are You A Leader?
We have seen several leaders in the world conquering the corporate world. There are some qualities that are really important in great leaders. But everyone does not have those qualities, only some people have them. Read some of those inborn qualities and see whether or not you are a leader.
As per Jack Welch, great business leaders have a vision and are really passionate about it. It is true that leaders have a dream and they pull out all stops to fulfill their dream. Also, they do not have job-oriented minds; they build their own empire and have a clear goal for a successful future. Leaders do not depend on baseless and groundless realities; they are more practical and make the world follow them instead of following others.
In addition to having a clear vision, another quality that is most identifiable is integrity. Honesty and truthfulness in all affairs of life is of paramount importance in all leaders. Being consistent in principles, actions, values, expectations, methods, and outcomes, reflects integrity in everything they do. Whether it is a small task or a big one, they ensure to do everything with honesty and devotion. By connoting deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reasons, leaders prioritize integrity more than any other quality.
In addition to the mentioned traits, courage is also among the dominant virtues for leaders. They are willing to take every risk in the assurance of their success and achievement of their goals. They have no fear, act confident and stand at the front like a true leader. This trait can be linked to the visions of leaders. They take the first initiative and act confidently, not even fearing about their first attempts going wrong. They have no such word as fail in their dictionary; instead they believe there is learning in every failure.
Great leaders are the ones with intellectual minds and have a strategic way of thinking. Having the ability to go ahead and foresee what is coming in future, they have great minds due to which they come up with extraordinary ideas to meet tough challenges. They do not waste time and like utilizing it in something that is more worthwhile and finding new things that could benefit them, as well as others in the future.
A leader is not one who orders, instead they know it is best to work together as a team and ensure cooperation and coordination in everything they do. They know the outcome can be better when you work as a team and that staff members work as a team.
These are the most important leadership qualities that many leaders possess. If you also have these in-born qualities, then you are also a leader.
April Salsbury, MBA is a strategist, an analyst, an operational guru, a recognized leader and C-suite global healthcare executive with drive and focus for competitive markets. Co-host of The Business Forum Show and regular contributor to various business journals, she possess multi-functional and multi-national competencies with more than 15 years experience in business and healthcare. Her expertise is in invigorating revenue growth and infusing value of lean practices in growing companies through improvements to cash flow and operations management.
Fueling revenue, growth and profit, Salsbury & Co. is a consultancy firm focused on helping businesses and healthcare organizations achieve excellency. Our specialists have executive experience combined with deep functional expertise to provide our clients with services that drive real impact and results.
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