Qualities Of A True Leader

The attitude to the leader is determined by his official position. He/she directs the work of others and is responsible for its outcome. The leader inspires and instills enthusiasm, helps to overcome difficulties, and adapt to the new. People willingly follow him/her, as they recognize his/her personal superiority. To become a leader, it is not necessary to really possess his/her qualities. Psychologists know that others recognize as a leader the person who behaves as a leader.

Leaders aren’t defined by their job title, but rather by their behavior. In other words, leaders are those who can create a spark at any level of an organization through their innovative actions and inspiring commitment.

Persistence –

First, leaders are extremely persistent people. They have absolute confidence and belief in themselves and they never let rejections or any obstacles for that matter slow them down. If we research any of their stories we will see that this is a trait they unilaterally all share. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book was declined by countless publishers before she was signed on to one. Walt Disney was called boring and not creative. Just imagine how childhoods of so many generations across the world would have been different if these people just accepted their criticism and gave up. Colonel Sanders didn’t found KFC until late in his sixties after several failed business and he started to sell fried chicken door to door in the beginning!

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses –

Leaders do tend to have a big ego but this doesn`t stop them from having a really good sense of their strengths and weaknesses. They tend to look at the “big picture” but are very much aware that no one can be an expert in all matters. This is why they surround themselves with experts for guidance on matters and issues they do not know much about. Just think how Steve Jobs had an amazing idea for the I Phone and how it should look and work but he needed entire teams of expert designers and engineers to convert his idea to reality.

Self Confidence –

A true leader exudes self-confidence, the ability to cope with any task. Of course, he/she himself/herself must believe in this, and not just pretend. If confidence is not enough, then it is worth resorting to psychological techniques. No wonder serious athletes work with psychologists.

Responsibility –

Responsibility and reliability, as well as fidelity to these promises all this characterizes the person claiming leadership from the best side. We also recommend training in warehouse logistics in Kiev, and a workshop in Kiev transport logistics from A to Z.

Honesty –

All good leaders are honest. From a leadership point of view, being honest is an absolute must. Leaders are those who carry the burden of responsibility for the results of their companies and businesses so it is extremely important for them to always tell exactly what they expect from someone and it is the same when giving feedback or analyzing results. They never tiptoe around unpleasant conversations and always tell it like it is without exception. They are very approachable and open to their employees’ problems and will always try to help and find the solution no matter how small or insignificant on a larger scale the problem may appear since they feel that each and every employee’s performance is vital and could affect the company as a whole.

Adaptability –

A true leader is able to adapt under any changing circumstances. The world today is a fast-paced, ever-changing place; good leaders are well aware of this and they thrive in this environment. They are highly adaptable and are able to handle all challenges that “pop up” in the way of their long term objective. They look at each new challenge and problem as a potential opportunity to be better by solving the issue better than anyone else.

Independence –

Subordinates must be sure that their leader is completely independent and independent in making decisions. That he does not transfer responsibility to anyone, does not succumb to pressure from the higher authorities, if any, or circumstances.

Sociability –

Inhuman and misanthrope will never win love and authority. All true leaders knew how to be pleasant in communication. And one of the components of this art is the ability to appreciate another and to tell him about it in a timely manner. After all, a passionate desire to receive recognition of one’s own worth is common to all.

Forward Thinking –

Good leaders always tend to look ahead and look for the next step. They are never satisfied with the “status quo” of things and are constantly trying to improve the world around them. They leave work each day while thinking what can be done even better tomorrow. Take Elon Musk as an example today we have PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors all because he tried to make online payments easier, space exploration cheaper, space ships reusable and driving more environmentally friendly and safer.

People easily forgive themselves for a variety of weaknesses but deny this to leaders. A true leader should be an example to follow in everyday life and at work. The drive and tendency to never be satisfied and always improve make leaders develop other leaders. They are always developing and they want people around them to always develop as well. Personal growth of their employees means that they will have leaders in all areas of business who will then develop other leaders and businesses as a whole will benefit.


Information Sources:

  1. leadchangegroup.com
  2. leadershiptroy.org