What Do Great Leaders Do?

What Do Great Leaders Do?

LeaderOnArrowAt 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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