There are many different ways to be a great leader at your organization. Some leadership traits are learned, while others are born into. Many people possess the potential to guide a team to success if they so choose. Additionally, as each leadership style is unique, potential leaders should not grow discouraged if their technique differs from those in charge around them.
To know if you are on the road to solid leadership, consider these three signs of being an effective leader:
Good leaders are the ones who are not afraid to be vulnerable and authentic with their teams. While this varies based on how your organization and personal values leads you to interact with your employees, being honest is a vital component in being a strong leader.
Bold leadership looks different from person to person. This trait centers around the ability to challenge how other people think, the technique varies depending on your personality and comfort level. Whether you courageously defend your team from sizable odds or quietly push them to be the best version of themselves, boldness is an essential quality for any leader.
Some of the best leaders are the ones who follow through with promises they make. This is all part of being consistent in your communication, leadership strategy, and how you treat your employees. Make sure you're being reliable in every way, shape, and form with your employees to be a better leader.
Being a hardworking is one of the fundamentals of being a great leader. A person who stays on top of their tasks, maintains an organized classroom, and meets their goals both small and large, are often the leaders people will turn to for guidance. Being conscientious is often the sign of emergence leadership in a person.
Research from 2015 suggests that happy people make more effective leaders.
That's largely because people who maintain a positive attitude are more likely to display transformational leadership, which means they're especially good at inspiring and motivating their students and stimulating them academically.
Interestingly, according to the research, positivity was an even better predictor of leadership effectiveness than extroversion -- a personality trait we typically associate with successful bosses.
This isn't to say that you should force yourself to smile and laugh at every team meeting. Instead, it might be more helpful for those in the position of selecting future leaders to be mindful of those candidates' overall affect.
Do these qualities resonate with you? Do you feel like there’s an area of untapped potential where you can demonstrate your leadership skills in a positive classroom environment? ProSolutions Training wants to nurture that potential and help you grow into a strong, influential leader. Contact ProSolutions Training today to build upon your skills.