What makes a leader great isn’t always what you might think. Every leader struggles at times with their confidence, decision making, and responsibilities. Consider these three elements before you decide if you have what it takes:
- Doubt yourself. Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean you have all the answers. When you admit you don’t know, you build your credibility.
- Limit your vision. Most jobs are filled with small, daily tasks. Instead of painting a big vision, try creating purpose. Share how the tasks connect to the team’s most important goals.
- Slow down. Business guru, Stephen R. Covey says, “When it comes to people, fast is slow and slow is fast.” When you stop to really listen, you show respect which starts to remove the barriers that limit productivity.
Becoming a great leader can seem daunting and out of reach, but if you consider these tips carefully, you might decide you’re better prepared than you realize.
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