A leader is someone who inspires others and makes the best version of themselves through their skills and personality. Every leader has their own leadership style, but they all are working towards achieving the same goal. They just want to motivate their team and help them achieve better things.
What makes someone an excellent leader? For some people, leadership skills come naturally; they just take control of the situation at ease and do things that can bring in the best possible outcome for the whole team. And, for others leadership skills come through practice and they grow their skills every day.
To understand more about leadership skills that are worth nurturing, we have compiled leadership lessons shared by the members of the Young Entrepreneur Council. They have shared their unique traits which helped them become a better leader. Check out below for more details,
Best leaders will always be knowing how to relate to everyone in the team. Although it sounds something obvious, not everyone has this skill. To connect with everyone in the room at ease doesn’t come at ease, and not everyone can pull this off. It is very important because once everyone feels that their leader relates to their feelings, no matter what they will stick with them in ups and downs.
—Colbey Pfund, LFNT Distribution
When we speak about leadership skills, we often speak only about genuineness, ethics, etc. but one thing which is often overlooked is maturity. A matured leader makes informed decisions, gives the right advice, drives the team in the right direction and most importantly avoids his emotion overrule his decisions. Maturity doesn’t just come with age; there are tons of young leader who are matured than experienced leaders.
—Joey Kercher, Air Fresh Marketing
To bounce back from failure is the primary skillset of being a leader. The way you deal with such situations builds confidence in the team, and it motivates them to go forward. Resilience is also about how you come with other solutions and influence your team to follow them.
—Serenity Gibbons, NAACP
A good leader knows when they should take the bullet for their team. Even though the team member is individually accountable for the things they do, a leader will step up, back them up and take accountability when things didn’t go as planned. This builds a team to try hard and motivates them to face failure and make them feel secure in the team.
—Michael Averto, ChannelApe
- Thirst for Knowledge
You expect your young teammates to have a thirst for knowledge, but its equally important skill for leaders too. As a leader, you can never stop learning in your journey, and it should be part of your job responsibility. If you are up to date about your industry, market, competitors, etc. it gives you leverage while growing your team and business.
—Syed Balkhi, WPBeginner
Adapting to a situation quickly makes you an efficient leader. This simply means that you can handle any situations which comes your way and drive your team in the right direction. It’s easy to deal with situations which you have already faced, but if you can handle things which you have never faced before, you become a good leader.
—James Guldan, Vision Tech Team
A leader can be insecure, and it’s okay to accept it. You can always second or even third guess your decisions. Feeling insecure makes a leader always to vet their decision and do proper homework before making their decision. It also encourages them to consult their team before making the decisions. So insecurity is not bad, but remember you are responsible for your decisions.
—Bryce Welker, Beat The CPA
Being a leader, you will have to go through success and failure, but it’s important to stay humble and down to earth when you go for heights. Don’t let success get into your head. And, most importantly, always remember that your teammate is as equally important as you are for success. So never let them behind while facing success.
—Chris Christoff, MonsterInsights
A leader can’t be overly sophisticated and complicated; they will not be able to connect with their teammates. Be simple and approachable. Especially if you are working in a small team, it’s very important to stay connected and work as a family.
—Piyush Jain, SIMpalm
Sometimes, your teammate will not feel comfortable asking for help, so go and ask your team if they need any help. Ensure your team has all the resources for them to achieve their goal. As a leader, you need to get your hands dirty; only then your teammate will give their 100%. When you are willing to get down and work, your teammate will not feel the passion for working.
—Jessica Gibson, Ariel Precision Medicine
- Sense of Humor
Many great ideas have come out of humour. It helps you get over difficult situations. Being humorous helps you to build a good rapport with your teammate. It is a good ice breaker.
—John Rampton, Calendar
Yes, introverts do make a good leader. They have patience, persistent and ability to manage difficult situations and get the desired outcome. Also, introverts always listen, and they let others share their opinions. They put more time and do proper research before making big decisions.
—Solomon Thimothy, OneIMS
A leader needs to be positive, and it helps the business to grow. If you are a negative leader, you can never motivate your team. A good leader always spreads positivity and encourage their team to stay positive in tough times.
—Thomas Griffin, OptinMonster
Enthusiasm is the outcome of staying positive, no matter what the situation is, a good leader always stays enthusiastic. Staying enthusiastic spreads good energy in the team and makes them stay in a good mood. It encourages them to work efficiently and motivate them to go the extra mile.
—Jared Atchison, WPForms
A good leader should have stability. Whenever there is an issue, your team will look up to you, and if you are not stable, it shatters the team. A good stable leader is the foundation of a successful company.
—Yifei Yin, Human Heritage Project
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