Some advice for being a more successful leader is truly universal and can apply to leaders in any time, place, specialty or organization type. Successful leaders need to be friendly, kind, humble and down-to-earth enough to build strong relationships and admit when they don’t know something or need help. They should be lifelong learners who constantly strive to improve themselves, and who treat others well. They should know and live their organization’s values, ask the right questions and learn how to be reliable but also remember how to say no.
Reflect on these key points:
- 1Id you do not know how to do a thing, just say you don’t, as it’s the wisest way to handle the situation.
- 2It is always good policy to acknowledge the contributions of others and to develop positive work relations with others.
- 3Every person, manager, or otherwise should have one key person they implicitly trust and can confide in.
“The first ten are focused on individual traits for managers and leaders. No matter what role you have in the organization, I can see these being important activities to always remember. Not listed in any order of importance (they’re all important!), these would also be equally helpful in our personal lives.”