How to be a good and true leader
From a young age, we learn to be good and true. However, when it comes to business, it is very common to believe that successful people only succeed because they are aggressive or selfish. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to go over anyone’s head to grow professionally. Believe it, the best people are stronger and more effective leaders.
Give more than you get
Start looking at where you can add value to others, to their projects, operations, even their mood and energy. Always look for how your efforts can improve the current situation. As you become a leader who wants to be of service to others, you will find that the universe will return something in your favor. Your reward will not only be in the work environment, but also in your personal life.
Make an effort to help whoever is around you, whether it’s the junior, the new intern, or the janitor. That creates a positive and supportive team environment and helps the company thrive. Being a leader is about having common goals and helping the team achieve them together. There is no “I” in a team.
Be brutally honest
Your team wants to work with someone who is honest with them and who seeks to work together to not only create a good working environment, but who also creates true and genuine relationships. Being an open and honest leader allows you to empower them to be honest themselves. That increases the likelihood that people will be in the right positions for their qualities. It also encourages the team to make changes so they work better together, overcome obstacles and achieve common goals.
Be good and true
Want to be a strong and effective leader? Start by being as honest and truthful as you can. If you’re an honest leader, but you’re not good, you’ll never create a team and the results you want. And that has to be genuine, it’s no good pretending you’re a good person, because it won’t have the same effect. Think about where you can add value to each person in your organization.