5 Qualities that Make a Great Leader

Kevin Gardner

Kevin GardnerBusiness Consultant for InnovateBTS

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Being a leader is not something that you do or don’t have. Leadership is a quality and that means you can develop leadership as a skill.

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As one of the most important contributors to success, every business needs a great leader to excel and progress in their individual market.

There are many different qualities that make up leadership and developing just one of them can help you to progress. You don’t need all the qualities mentioned below but you can start to think about how you could adapt to incorporate them and how to use them in your everyday life.

Here are 5 qualities that will help you become a great leader:

1. Have a vision

Nothing is going to ever get accomplished if you don’t have a vision of some kind. This could be something on an individual level of what you want to accomplish during your lifetime or something as big as helping your company grow and flourish.

To have a vision, you need to have some kind of ultimate goal but the secret is to set smaller goals that you can accomplish to help get you there. Doing this day after day will bring you closer to your main goal and vision.

2. Have confidence in yourself

This quality is a little tricky because confidence can quickly become arrogance if it gets out of hand. Confidence is knowing that you’re able to present an idea or make a comment.

If you find that you don’t speak up when you have an idea or something to say, this could mean that you need to develop your self-confidence. This can be done by spending some time with yourself and understand what you’re capable of.

3. Give yourself space to grow

No leader is perfect but you need to be resilient enough to overcome these struggles and grow into something greater. Take D Gary Young as an example; he started off with a small business and was able to build it into a billion dollar company. This didn’t happen overnight but took years to accomplish. With his vision, he was able to grow a company that influences thousands of people every year.

Having a mindset that is set on growth allows everything around you to grow and become better. This could be the employees that you manage or it could be yourself and how you handle stress or communicate your ideas to others.

4. Embrace feedback as much as you can

You’ll always receive feedback from everyone around you. This can either be something that’s really good and can be used to your advantage or really bad and always bothering you. If you have a situation that keeps occurring over and over again it may be time to look in the mirror and see what you could do differently.

5. Don’t let your determination waver

Things are going to be hard at some point. But you’ll need to be determined in finding solutions that work. Whether you keep getting pushback on your ideas or you’re struggle to keep pace in an incredibly stressful and time-consuming role, don’t give up. Remember what it is you want to achieve in the bigger picture and push through.

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08/08/2019 Joseph Oladosu
While I agree you don’t let your determination waver, you must be prepared to accept a compromise at times or be flexible to change tactics in order to achieve your goal.

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