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Effective Leadership- 10 Qualities That Set Them Apart

Updated on March 6, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

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Leadership is to be found everywhere right from the family to the nation.

Leadership is very important in every aspect of life.

If the leader is not good then the followers have to bear the consequences of his poor leadership.

But when the leader is good, the followers are fulfilled and satisfied.

We will take a look at the 10 qualities of good leaders.

1. They lead, they don't boss

Good leaders lead people don't dictate to them.

Good leaders take people into their confidence and then instruct them on what to do.

They gain people's trust and they tell them what to do.

2. They lead by example

Good leaders always leave a good example.

They don't just command people to do things.

They first do something themselves and show their people how to do it.

They are good role models for their followers.

Good leaders first do something and let their followers watch them.

Then they let the followers do something, while they watch them.

In this way, their followers will know what to do and how to do it because the leader has shown it to them.

3. Good leaders dirty their hands when needed

They don't feel shy to dirty their hands in front of their followers.

They are secure enough and humble enough to get the dirty job done themselves.

Good leaders never feel humiliated if they have to do the dirty job.

They are so secure in their leadership that they will be ready to do any job that needs to be done.

That is the sign of a very good leader.

Nothing is below his dignity as far as work is concerned.

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4. They are very good communicators

Good leaders are also good communicators.

In fact, communication is one of the most vital skills of a good leader.

If a leader cannot communicate properly, then he cannot be called a leader in the true sense of the word.

Leaders must convey their thoughts in an articulate manner to their followers.

His followers should understand what exactly he wants from them. Unless they understand what you want, they can not deliver.

So it is the responsibility of the leader to ensure that his followers understand what he wants them to do.

This means that the leader should be expressive in the first place.

Secondly, he should be clear in his communication.

Thirdly, he should have some way to know that his followers have understood him.

A good leader understands all these three aspects of communication very well.

5. They always encourage

Good leaders are very good encourages.

They are very good at motivating people.

They excel at inspiring people. They know how to build people up.

People find themselves uplifted and encouraged in the presence of good leaders.

Good leaders always have their followers' best interests in their minds.

They don't just think about how much work they can get done from their followers.

They always think about how their followers can benefit.

6. They show genuine concern for their people

As mentioned before, good leaders are genuinely concerned for their people.

They don't see people as just machines for homework should be extracted.

They are concerned about their health working conditions families and even their personal problems.

Good leaders spend time with their employees or followers and try to understand their problems.

If they can help in any way, they offer their help in alleviating people's problems.

7. They pay close attention to there followers problems

Good leaders are in tune with their followers' issues.

They take their followers’ problems seriously and do their best to solve them.

They are very empathetic and down to earth.

Their followers have easy access to them.

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Teamwork is dreamwork | Source

8. They encourage teamwork

Good leaders understand the power and dynamic of teamwork.

They encourage their employees to help each other and form a good team.

They understand that teamwork is dreamwork.

Good leaders know that when people come together they can accomplish more.

When people come together as a team, there is synergy.

Different people have different skills and talents in a team.

All these skills and talents can be utilized for good.

No one person has all the skills and so teamwork helps in accomplishing goals quickly and efficiently.

Good leaders always encourage working in teams.

9. They are winsome

Good leaders are winsome. They have the ability to attract people to themselves.

This quality can also be called charisma.

They have the charismatic ability to influence people in a positive way.

They know how to catch the pulse of the people very quickly.

They can win their hearts within no time.

They have a way with words and behavior that melts the hearts of their people.

Basically, they are down to earth, simple, and people who can be approached easily.

Their simplicity and accessibility is their ultimate selling point.

10. They ensure the personal growth of their followers

Good leaders ensure that their followers or employees are growing personally.

They make sure that their people are growing in their skills

and growing in their abilities.

They allow them a lot of experience so that they can develop on the job skills.

They even send them to conferences and workshops where they can learn new skills as well as hone existing skills.

Good leaders are a blessing to their followers. They leave a lasting impact on their followers which is for a lifetime.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire


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