Most people are not born leaders. Even if being ‘management’ is not in your sights, developing leadership qualities helps to build respect within your colleagues and improves your standing in any business. See if you can apply these principles to become an effective leader:
Take notice of even the small achievements of others and compliment them.
Avoid pointing out mistakes directly. Leaders are subtle and indirect to find fault. They also allow others to save face if needed.
Feel free to point out your own mistakes. Leaders make others believe “it’s human to err”.
Don’t be bossy. Leaders question and guide people rather than order them. They let people find their own way to achieve the common goal.
Leaders are generous with their compliments and appreciation.
Set standards for you and for others to achieve. Leaders ensure they live up to the standards they set for themselves.
Leaders are happy people and they make others happy. They help others see the brighter side of things and situations which instils faith and confidence