Business success is essentially the result of successful leadership. Contrary to the popular myth, leaders aren’t just born. Leadership skills can be learned and developed. A business is a distinct reflection of the leader, who might be the owner or manager. A business is never successful despite the leader, it is always successful or otherwise because of the leader.
7 LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES
There are 7 important features that a leader must develop if the business will succeed. A leader must have vision, needs to be an entrepreneur, must inspire others, must set criteria, must orchestrate methods, must understand people and has to measure results.
Vision is the characteristic that drives the leader, the reason for existence and motivation behind being in the business. The vision the leader has allows them to clearly envision what the business will be like when it’s fully developed. If the leader is enthusiastic about the vision and permits that fire to make an intensity or inner drive, then drive will turn into an unstoppable force that drives the future of the business.
An entrepreneur is a person who makes a business. For the leader with extreme vision, the business is a means to an end, the car that enables the vision to be fulfilled. The leaders’ purpose is to develop the business and whether the vision is extreme, they won’t ever let themselves become bogged down by the day to day details. The final result is always the focus.
3. Inspires Others
A powerful leader affects others and motivates them to join the quest to match the vision. For the leader, it’s far more important that the people recruited to the cause are committed to the same vision, instead of having all the proper skills to perform the work functions. Skills can be learned, but dedication is inherent.
4. Sets Standards
The leader sets the standards of operation in the business. If this isn’t done deliberately it will occur by default. The workers will automatically follow the example of their pioneer. It’s better that the criteria are clearly spelled out so there’s absolutely not any misunderstanding of what the chief anticipates.
To the leader, how things are done are significant. The quality of service the business provides shouldn’t be left to chance. The leader takes the problem to ascertain the best way for things to be done and orchestrates the methods used in the business to carry out the work. This permits the business to be well organised. Quality Assurance systems are based on orchestration.
6. Understand People
The leader knows that the business must satisfy the requirements of people, it has to motivate them. It must motivate customers to purchase and it has to motivate employees to do the job. From the orchestration process, the chief establishes systems which are intended to motivate both clients and workers to produce the necessary effects.
7. Measures Results
Results is what it’s all about. The chief is results-oriented and measures progress towards attaining the results, which contributes to fulfilling the assignment. Knowing the results allows the leader to divert employees if results aren’t on course and to reward employees for good performance.
Developing these leadership attributes can allow you to achieve greater success in business.