What makes a good leader?

I have worked with many different bosses, managers and group leaders. I try to learn from them, both what makes a good leader and what makes bad ones. Most people find themselves somewhere in the middle.

First of all, leadership is all about lifting up the people around you and bringing them on a journey with you.

The ability to stick to the point. If you talk too much or pass too much time adding useless information you will only confuse your employees.

The ability to acknowledge his/her shortcomings. No one is perfect. Thinking otherwise makes you a bad leader.

The ability to understand serious topics. It’s fine to have a sense of humor, but you can’t dismiss every issue with a joke. Some things will need your serious attention.

Always pay attention to the things that you say and do. Not everyone will understand your decisions and that’s okay. What’s important is that you always keep your integrity in all things.

“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of the way” – Tina Fey

 

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