A truly strong leader can inspire employees with a desire to develop and reach new heights, to raise motivation in the team. Or vice versa — to alienate even the most promising employees.
How to determine that you have a good leader? Or how to become a dream leader? Below you can see the signs of a true leader.
Inspires desire to develop
You always want to follow a strong leader and learn from him. Especially if this is a purposeful leader, burning with his goal. Such people charge with their energy and motivation to succeed.
The team works with such a leader not only for the sake of salary but also because working with him always brings new levels and an incentive for development.
Proud of the team and its success
Another factor in which the characteristics of a strong leader are clear is that he encourages the success of his team and is proud of it.
When a team has some success in a project or work, a good leader will thank his team for this, highlight the best moments, and give motivation for further development.
Appropriate for errors
Healthy and constructive criticism is a sign of a mature and responsible boss.
The manager must adequately assess the mistakes of employees, in no case raising his tone. At the same time, the importance of this remark should be emphasized: the error has been noticed and should simply be corrected (or taken into account). There should be no subtractions or raised tones.
Calm and confident
It is not scary to rely on such a person, because he is calm, confident, and emotionally stable. He knows what to do and confidently goes to it. A calm and confident boss demonstrates such qualities as:
Always calm tone.
Confidence in actions.
The ability to inspire authority and respect without aggression.
Such qualities attract people and inspire respect and authority.
Values every person on the team
So, a good leader understands the importance of each employee and appreciates him. Provides comfortable working conditions.
He is ready to listen and discuss any issue because he understands that happy people work more efficiently.
Part of the team
A leader who respects his team (and who respects him) never stands aside. He is always present at all corporate parties, helps to organize them, and leads team building.
He will not fence himself off from the team with important matters and arrogant employment. On the contrary, it will be interesting for him to see employees in a slightly informal setting.
Polite to all employees
That is, he equally respects his deputy, system administrator, ordinary employee, or cleaner.
Even when he reprimands, remarks, or talks about the dismissal, first of all, respects himself and his subordinate.
Doesn't pick on the little things
It happens that the leaders do not see the positive dynamics at all, but on the contrary, they notice only the bad and do not miss the opportunity to remind about it. Or the mentor is always in a "bad mood" and likes to notice small details.
But what a leader should be able to do is to be able to distinguish between a really important mistake that should not be made and a small and insignificant nuance that is not worth reading for.
Continues to develop
A leadership position is far from the final finish in development. You need to develop constantly and a real leader will think about how to become a leader and a good professional at the same time.
Therefore, he will attend new courses, improve his skills, and improve his personal qualities.
Open to new
What distinguishes good leaders from bad ones is their ability to think sensibly and be open to new things. The boss is not afraid of change and does not hold on to old methods. If something can be improved, he does it. Therefore, he also carefully listens to the advice of his subordinates, if they are about improvements.
Knows what to do in any situation
What should a leader be able to do to perform well and achieve goals? If he has a lot of experience and seniority - it's great for the job. Because in any situation he will find a way out, and for this, a leader is needed.
Helps you achieve success, gives advice
Nothing spoils a leader more than his unwillingness to help others. To some extent, the leader should be a friend to you and not just a person who controls everything.
One of the common problems leaders have is that they are not open and honest with the team. Characteristics of a real leader: fairness and honesty with the people who work for him.
Never transfer personal problems to employees
Such a leader maintains the atmosphere at a high level and does not allow the rest to lose heart.
Doesn't "bring" personal problems to work
It means that there are such leaders who break down employees only because they have some personal unresolved problems. Of course, this is unacceptable for someone who wants to be an authority for the company.
These were the hallmarks of a good leader. We hope that your superiors will demonstrate exactly these qualities and that you will be pleased to work with them.