What Do Great Leaders Do?
At my recent Peer Advisory Group meetings, I polled my members about what good leaders do.
According to my members (plus a few outside sources that I selected), great leaders do the following:
- Lead, mentor, coach, challenge and inspire others to realize their greatest potential.
- Make decisions.
- Evaluate risk and reward.
- Allocate resources.
- Give direction and feedback.
- Coach others to make the best decision.
- Influence positive change.
- Set and communicate expectations, goals and objectives.
- Build and communicate the company’s vision, strategy and growth plans.
- Inspire employees to pursue a shared vision.
- Communicate and listen.
- Feel their emotions and then make a strategic choice about what to do.
- Establish and lead the culture.
- Empower people.
- Earn the right to lead and inspire people to follow your leadership.
- Connect with others.
- Project and maintain stability and a positive attitude.
- Resolve interpersonal differences as soon as possible.
- Help others prioritize.
- Ensure employees can “win” and comfortably support their families.
- Position the company to make money now and in future.
- Enhance shareholder’s equity and build enterprise value.
- See “around corners”.
- Hold people accountable.
- Create harmony to accomplish results.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm at-arge to the organization.
- “Sell” theirr team to theirr customers.
- Engage in effective conversations.
- Solicit feedback and listen.
Every company has unique leadership needs. Think about your position as the leader of your own company. What are your 3 most important duties?
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