leader knows alone he can travel few miles, but together the team can cover
many. This is why they make plans for the entire team, not just themselves.
However, most bosses put their highly inflated egos and self-centered
personality above team spirit and thus, fail to bring out the best of
themselves as well as that of the team.
Knows the power of appreciation
A great leader knows how powerful the words of
appreciation are. They know how a simple ‘thank you’, ‘great job’, ‘love your
idea’ and ‘you are the best’ can motivate their team members to walk an extra
mile and deliver their best.
Encourages and enthuses ‘all’ minds in the team
While some people are self-motivated and are eager to learn and take new
responsibilities, others need encouragement to feel motivated and get
enthusiastic about their job. And this is one thing that leaders excel at.
Owns the responsibility of developing his team members
A great leader
knows that every person on this earth has the potential to do something great,
it is just that someone needs to spend some time for nurturing their talents
and help overall growth.
A leader knows that his better hierarchical position
gives them the right to shoot commands or order people, but they still choose
to make a polite request—simply because, they respect other people as much as
they respect themselves.
Fixes problem instead of playing the ‘blame game’
In event of a breakdown, leaders do get to the root cause
of the problem but only after resolving the problem at hand. Yes, they make it
a point to tell people what really went wrong without playing the blame game.
Mentors people on how they can deliver their best
A good leader not just manages or dictates target, but coaches team
members on how they can optimize their strengths to overcome their weaknesses
so as to become a better professional.
Use ‘good will’ not ‘authority’ to get things done
An effective leader makes a good relationship with their team members,
which ensures that there is enough good will that runs both ways.