10 Simple Secrets of Leadership

By Carol Taylor

Updated Over a Week Ago

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Here are ten simple but powerful secrets of leadership. Continually get better at each one of them, and you will achieve your dreams.

1. Courage and Resolution

None of us want to work under the guidance of a person who lacks confidence and self-assurance.

If the leader doesn’t have confidence in themselves, why would anyone else?

2. Self-Control

How can a person who doesn’t have control over themselves lead others?

Self-assessment and introspection is probably the best way for leaders to learn the fine art of being in control of their emotions, communication, and demeanor.

3. Sense of Justice

Each decision a leader makes must be balanced and fair. Once you lose your sense of justice, you lose credibility.

4. Clear Decision Making

A person who hesitates or oscillates while making decision shows insecurity and lack of self-trust.

It means they don’t have enough skills and knowledge to be in charge and, thus, to be the leader.

5. Planning

A good leader always schedules their work appropriately and improves the plan as the project moves forward.

Running a business and leading people without a plan is similar to being a wanderer in the desert without a map. Sooner or later, you will be lost.

6. Overtime

Readiness to work overtime is a self-imposed task a good leader accepts. Being a leader means being able to take on extra work when necessary.

7. Motivation

A good leader always understands their people and their needs and that each individual is motivated by different things.

Understanding the true nature of how people are motivated is the difference between mediocrity and excellence.

8. Situational Awareness

A real leader knows the deal like the palm of their hand. Situational awareness requires a high level of emotional awareness.

9. Taking Responsibility

A good leader knows when to take responsibility, even for their team’s mistakes.

A miss of follower is a miss of a leader. If a leader tries to shift responsibility, they lose the respect of everyone around them.

10. Cooperation

A real leader appreciates the cooperation and realizes that success is the team’s common achievement.

They know how to reward efforts and appreciate their team’s work.

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Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor
Carol is a journalist and copywriter from New York, who works as a tutor for Eduboard. She is a passionate traveler and life explorer, who loves spending time reading and writing articles.
  • Andries Lottering says:

    Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me the faith to start my race of faith and to walk closer to You. Be there with me as I continue this race, encourage me so that I do not give up or burnout before I reach the end so that my life can be used for Your glory and honour. Amen.

  • The ten secret steps of Leadership seem simple but are powerful ingredients every leader must have.

    Thank you Carol.

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