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How To Be A Good Leader


To be a good leader, you don’t have to be a CEO or have a fancy title.

A title does not make a good leader, qualities and action does.

If you want to be a great leaders you have to put effort in developing your skills.

Great leaders are intelligent, assertive, positive, empowering, passionate and energetic.

These following are helpful tips to help you become a better leader;

Understand Your Leadership Style

Try to know your leadership styles, it is very important. You need to know if you are autocratic, democratic or laissez-faire. You need to know your strength and weaknesses and assess them.

Check the features of your leadership style and check if these qualities will hinder or help your leadership. Once you have determine the area that needs to be adjusted, you can now look for a way to improve your leadership qualities.

Accept Criticism

If you want to be a good leader, be ready to accept criticism.

The more you are open to criticism, the more you will be accepting and willing to do new things because individuals that are giving you feedback are likely to be more experienced.

With this you can even learn from people’s mistakes so as not to repeat them.

Be Passionate

Great leaders are not just focused, they have genuine passion for what they do or work on.

You can develop this by looking for a unique way to do things. When ideas is shared, do ensure to let them know that you appreciate their contributions, let them know you care about their progress too.

Listen & Communicate Well

To become a good leader, you need to be have a good listening and communication skills.

You need to communicate your vision to your followers and get them inspired and motivated by this vision. You must also show care and concern to your followers.

Also, you must be willing to listen to them and keep the channels of communication open always.

Build Quality Relationships

Relationship is key if you want to become a good leader. Create meaningful association and connection.

Take your time to build quality relationship with people that can increase you, people that have invaluable lessons about leadership.

Do ensure to engage with people who have taught you, foster relationship with them and learn as much as you can.

Be A Role Model

You need to be a transformational leaders with exemplify behaviour that encourage followers.

You must be able to foster specific belief and transfer the inspiration to your followers.

Once you talk the talk and walk the walk, your followers will emulate these behaviours.

Take Responsibility

No leader has gone far in life without accepting responsibility.

If you fail in some aspects, accept the outcome and take responsibility. Infact, people will respect you for being responsible.

Look For Opportunities

Learn to look for opportunities when you want to take the lead on a task or in a place. Examine your responsibilities and check areas you need to improve, when others are seeing impossibility, endeavour to picture possibility and progress and let that be your habit.

Have A Positive Attitude

Attitude is everything in life. If you discouraged or show a negative attitude, your followers will be inspired.

Even when things are not going well, you need to be clothed with optimism and hope in the face of challenges.

Push Limits

To become a successful leader, you need to be innovative and creative.

Test new ideas, take the risk and see how far you can push beyond limits.

Until you push beyond limits, you may never know things you are able to do. To become a good leader, you need to do things people have not done before.

Motivate Your Followers, Offer Recognitions & Award

You don’t always need motivational speech to keep your followers inspired everytime.

One of the way to be a good leader is by offering recognitions and awards to your followers to keep them happy and motivated.

With this, people tend to work better and better.

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Damilola Ogunmakin
Damilola Ogunmakin is an information entrepreneur, digital marketer and a blogger. He identifies and evaluate information needs, provide information directly to information and organizational consumer.He is currently an accountant at Kings Hotel & Suites.He specializes on Blogging, Website Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphics Design.
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