Grant Schneider "A good leader is effective and effectiveness means understanding the situation, the team, and the desired results."
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Do you know a good leader when you see one? Choosing leaders for your real estate teams is the first step to creating a high performing team.
The selection of a leader with the correct leadership traits depends on understanding your environment. And the environment such as type of organization, team demographics, mission, and goals will determine the leader. A wonderful trait of one leader in one type of organization could be a liability in your organization.
A good leader is effective and effectiveness means understanding the situation, the team, and the desired results.
Rather than being born a leader the traits needed can, most of the time, be developed. Traits like knowledge and skills, however, do not guarantee success. It is more necessary for a leader to develop successful habits. Just as there are habits of highly successful people there are also habits of highly successful leaders. Here are seven habits of highly effective leaders.
- A Leader always does the right thing. That is one of the principles of Dave Thomas who founded Wendy’The leader has a high code of ethics.
- A Leader has a vision. Clearly stated, the leader must have a clear cut idea of where he or she wants to go. Suppose you want to go to Hawaii for vacation and you go to the airport to buy a ticket. What if the screen said that the flight will take off heading east, and then when reaching cruising altitude, it might turn south for a while and then head west? Would you fly? The leader, therefore, must know where the team or the organization is going or there will be no one to lead.
- A Leader has passion for and believes in the vision. Would you buy from a person who is tentative about the company product or service? You can tell can’t you? A leader must believe in himself or herself, the vision, and the mission. When you find yourself spinning the wheels in your mind over and again about your worst-case scenario your team knows it. If you don’t believe in the vision and mission no one will follow you. An effective leader knows WHY before they know HOW.
- A Leader is authentic. Leadership isn't just what we do, it's something that we are, which then drives what we do. Genuine leadership comes from within. It's authentic, and based on honesty, integrity, and trust. We must ring true to ourselves by exploring our inner space, gathering feedback on our personal behavior, and ensuring consistency with our stated values and principles.
- A Leader stays focused on the goal. Not only does a good leader view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it down into sub parts for closer inspection. Not only is the goal in view but a good leader can also break it down into manageable steps and make progress towards it.
- A Leader stays on track during uncertainty. In time of turbulence people look to the leader for cue. The leader stays calm and reassuring.
- A Leader has values sets the standards. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence. Read a similar blog on our web site titled MAKE LEADERSHIP YOUR HABIT.
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