Thanks to all for rating last week’s leadership tip, Inspiring Others.
Of those who rated the tip, 100% gave it a 5.0 out of 5.0 for value to them – I’m pleased.
I have also received numerous requests to cover specific leadership topics in my weekly tips.
I will get to all of the requests as the weeks go on, so hang in there with me.
Being a leader is not about a position. You can be a leader without being a supervisor, a superintendent, a manager, a president, or any other title, by demonstrating the attributes, characteristics and qualities exceptional leaders possess.
What are these prized possessions?
I shared them in my business fable, Sparks. In summary, I believe leaders:
- Must possess unwavering character.
- Must genuinely care.
- Must have stellar communication skills.
- Must possess mental toughness.
- Must be a great thinker.
- Must embrace accountability.
You don’t have to be in a leadership position to demonstrate these competencies. With them you earn trust, respect and loyalty. Most companies look for this.
My leadership tip for you this week is, if you are not in a leadership position today, develop yourself around these competencies and you will be well prepared when the opportunity presents itself. If you are in a leadership position today, continue to refine these competencies to become and remain exceptional.