FOR LEADERS AND ASPIRING LEADERS
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between,the leader is a servant.
Leaders often must juggle many tasks at the same time, so they need to have strong organizational skills. Those organizational skills help leaders deal with multiple projects and to prioritize by determining which ones are truly the most important. Strong organizational skills also help them to schedule their workers to ensure that all the work gets done on time.
The Willingness to Do More
As the head of a company you must accept the fact that youre responsible for any shortcomings made by your staff. After all, you are in charge of micro-managing, delegating tasks, ensuring adequate and satisfactory work output,For this reason successful directors know that they have an obligation to pick up the slack when their team is under performing, and theyre not afraid to put in some hard work when it is called for.
Creativity and Innovation
Solutions to business problems are not always obvious, straightforward, or easy to implement, Sometimes youll have to think outside of the box and do some creative manoeuvring in order to escape the revolving door of debt and creditor pressures. Innovative directors are the leaders in their industries, formulating new product and service offerings and going above and beyond the efforts of the competition to impress and satisfy every client.
As the leader of a business, one of your jobs is to supervise the tasks and actions of employees. Furthermore, you need to be able to effectively analyze the results of employee actions and take notice of any shortcomings that could be detrimentally affecting overall productivity.
Kindness and Strong Ethics
A little bit of kindness goes a long way in the business world, especially when youre dealing with disgruntled employees and/or clients. Having a strong sense of ethics enables a leader to treat people with respect, and in turn that respect is given back. On the other hand, a leader who is overly stern, inconsiderate of peoples feelings, and lacking basic morals and courtesy, will likely produce animosity and hostility in the workplace, both of which can greatly hinder collaborative efforts.