As John Quincy Adams puts it, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” If you are successful in inspiring your subordinates, you can easily overcome any current and future challenge easily.
Your teams look up to you and if you want them to give them their all, you will have to be passionate about it too.
A leader should think long and hard before taking a decision but once the decision is taken, stand by it.
Although, most leaders take decisions on their own, but it is highly recommended that you consult key stakeholders before taking a decision.
Colin Powell once said, ‘It’s easier to get forgiveness than permission.’ Move on with your instincts, you will often be right.
Now that you’ve developed a concept of what it takes to be an effective leader, you can put those ideas into practice, whether that means seeking leadership positions or simply demonstrating these qualities on day-to-day basis.
When your teammates see you getting your hands dirty, they will also give their best shot.
It will also help you to gain the respect of your subordinates and infuse new energy in your team members, which helps them to perform better.
Apart from having a futuristic vision, a leader should have the ability to take the right decision at the right time.
Decisions taken by leaders have a profound impact on masses.