“Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.”
~ Jimmy Yen
If you want to be a great leader… you must be willing to give, more than you seek to receive. That means being a good follower and servant. Good followers make great leaders. And the best example of a leader is one who follows the motto/scripture, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”…, and actually lives by it each day – just as Jesus did in His day.
A good leader knows how to treat people the way they would want to be treated. People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. People will willingly follow a leader they know is knowledgeable, and cares about their welfare; not just their own goals and aspirations.
“A leader with vision has a clear, vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how to achieve it. But it’s not enough to have a vision; leaders must also share it and act upon it.
A leader must be able to communicate his or her vision in terms that cause followers to buy into it. He or she must communicate clearly and passionately, as passion is contagious.” ~ HRWorld.com
10 Qualities of A Great Leader
1. A good leader is a person who takes the team with him and lead them towards the Success or meeting the common goals or in right direction. Leader should not be biased and should have the credibility.
2. Never tell someone else to do something you wouldn’t first do, yourself. People see and hear everything, even when you think they are not looking… or listening. They will quickly rally behind someone who does not mind “Getting their hands dirty” so to speak.
3. Leaders get more out of people… when they know how to treat them with respect.
4. When you make a decision, stick with it. If you don’t , your workers will believe that you are not sure you know how to do your job,
5. Listening and Communication skills are necessary. The people you have authority over are intelligent… for the most part. Many of their ideas are good, and can be incorporated into your plans. Ask for opinions if there are any questions.
6. Always give credit where credit is due, and make praise public.
7. If you have to discipline, always do it in private. Doing that, will help people respect you.
8. If you make a mistake, don’t be afraid to admit it, it makes you more human, and you can relate easier to the people you work with.
9. Separate work from off work. Once you leave the job, you are the same as everyone else. Don’t let you position go to your head. If you do, people will begin to resent you for it.
10. Stand behind your people. If you tell them to do something, and the higher ups don’t like it, be there, let them know that you will take responsibility when necessary.