What are some qualifications that make a leader?
Some qualities we at Experiential Inc. have seen in a great leader would be:
A fundamental part of leadership and also helps developing a vision of where you want your end goal to be. Find your purpose and view it from all angles. Strategic thinking is used to arrive at decisions that can be related to your work or personal life.
Planning and Delivering:
Plan on how to achieve your goals by delivering a game plan to overcome challenges and obstacles you may face. Building a strong foundation beforehand will help the delivery go smoothly.
Recognize that being set in one way or tunnel vision may not get you to where you want to be; instead, adapt to your surroundings. Change your mind set and be open to new ideas and ways of working and without a doubt success with come with being open to change.
Be confident in voicing your opinions, but also listen to others viewpoints and constructive criticism; that is the key to great communication. Listen. Think. Respond. Communication goes both ways and the only way to have great skills is to be open, honest, and receptive.
Find the right team to work with and help them become energized to work toward the goal purpose. Taking on the role of a leader instead of a boss will change the work environment. Say things like “we” instead of “I” in a group setting will open eyes to encouragement and teamwork instead of becoming dictatorial.
Persuasion and Influence:
Don’t just tell and dictate, but rather encourage and educate by demonstration. Being a leader instead of a boss will propel your skills to a level where your team will appreciate you. Being an influence for them to be inspired to work with you and have confidence in your abilities to lead them to the big picture.