To become a good leader and to make your team members act in accordance with the culture you want to characterize your business with, you need to learn from those who know. In order to help you, we have compiled five tips from renowned entrepreneurs who, through their bestsellers, have established a number of useful recommendations to tell a simple employer from a true leader:
1. Persevere and you will lead
Denise Brosseau, in her book “Ready to be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact and Success”, warns us that only some people are able to step forward and overcome adversity. “Those” are the leaders, and to Brosseau the key is perseverance. Leadership is based on the determination to achieve goals. Achieving a goal is the unit of measurement leaders work with, more than money, and this ultimately allows them to excel.
2. Communicate, listen and be transparent
Mike Myatt, author of “Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly”, believes that a good leader must worry about having good communication with the people around them. The ability to listen to employees at all levels helps create a culture of leadership and prevents the leader from getting “isolated” from their team. Being transparent is vital not to lose confidence.
3. Motivate and inspire others
John P. Kotter, in “Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World”, highlights the importance of motivation and inspiration to achieve goals. Leaders must involve others in their viewpoint so as to pull together and define an effective strategy that will lead to success. Kotter emphasizes the speed with which things move.
4. Turn success into your driving force
In the words of the successful entrepreneur Derek Lidow in “Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Ideas Into Their Successful Enterprises“, smart leaders are able to motivate and turn their team’s personal and professional success into a driving force for growth.
5. Be empathetic
Simon Sinek, in his book “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Do not”, argues that a true leader is able to empathize and understand other viewpoints. Leadership is also a synonym of responsibility to people, not in a utilitarian way, but as a true concern for others, listening to and caring about the welfare of a team.
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