Being a leader is important in life and business. Being able to take tasks, teams, and companies to success through excellent leadership skills is important for the success of that person in all aspects, but especially in business. But what does it take to become a good leader and inspire others?
Empowering Followers: Whether these followers are employees, people inspired by your work, or simply coworkers, empowering others to work is important. A good leader should be able to lead people to do things that they’re passionate about, especially in the work place. If this doesn’t happen, projects and tasks will not be completed because no one feels that they want to work.
Being Compassionate: In the work place, you’re constantly working with coworkers on projects, in teams, and side-by-side. Being a good leader is understanding that work might not be the most important thing in that person’s life at the moment. Listening, understanding, and working with a person to compromise on their situation and how that pertains to work is an important characteristic of a leader. That way, if you show empathy and compassion to others, they’ll show the same to you when things may be difficult in your life. Also, since you showed them that you support them when they might not be at their best, they’ll in turn become more loyal to support you as well.
Willing to Change: In today’s day in age, things are constantly moving at a rapid pace. With advances in education and technology, the ability to change is crucial if someone wants to become a good leader. The ability to change with the times, instead of staying rigid in their ways, leads to the business being able to survive through time, no matter what changes arise. By communicating through changes, and still being able to form a good base with communication of your team, any change shouldn’t pose as a threat, because you have a dedicated team.
By doing these three things, becoming a better leader can be more achievable. This will put you ahead of others in terms of loyalty and support, because you’re able to really connect with the team you work with.
By: Jacqui Senecal- BE Marketing Intern