It wouldn’t be wrong to say that leadership is all about people, creating opportunities for them to get the job done in a team. Effective leadership can be thought of as a set of qualities and skills. Different leaders may have different makeups, different strengths, and challenges. But certain traits lie at the core of leadership the qualities that all great leaders share. If you think leadership is about you, your ego has led you astray. Leadership has little to do with you and everything to do with those you lead. If you think leadership is about the bottom line, think again because it’s about the people.
Without people, there is no bottom line. Closely examine the core characteristics of great leadership, and you’ll find it’s not power, title, authority or even technical competence that distinguishes great leaders. Rather it’s the ability to both earn and keep the loyalty and trust of those whom they lead that sets them apart
Express what needs to be done with clarity and coherence. Once tasks are defined, give autonomy to the talented people you’ve hired and trust that the job can be done. The worst thing a leader can do is to micromanage the talented people they have hired. Allow people to do their job and excel at it.
Decisive leadership avoids stagnation and vacillation. Know how to keep everyone moving forward on task with motivation and inspiration while also being responsible and adaptable to change and new information.
Positive mental attitude:
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of the other way around. Being a leader can be tough, and a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts and events. It’s a catalyst that fuels extraordinary outcomes. The best leaders know how to control how they feel and think. They understand that negativity exists within each of us but it’s our choice whether to foster it or not.
People need to be able to speak up and let their leaders know what they think. The best leaders don’t belittle those who disagree with them they understand the importance of engagement, of speaking up and making a contribution.