HOW DOES YOU LEADERSHIP MEASURE UP?

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There are some fundamental qualities of all effective leaders. Here are seven habits seen in effective leaders. Proper business leadership is crucial to the success of any business of any size. No company can be more successful than the effectiveness of its leaders. If the head of a company lacks positive leadership qualities, he or she will be unsuccessful motivating and leading the staff. This in turn will result in lost customers and business opportunities.

Leadership is complex and what works well in one environment may not be a good fit for another. When a leader is focused on results he or she will adapt to the environment. However, 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’s.   The leader has a high code of ethics.

A Leader has the 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 must have passion. No one would buy from a person who is tentative about the company product or service. A leader must believe in himself or herself, the vision, and the mission. If someone finds himself spinning the wheels in his mind over and again the team certainly knows it. An effective leader knows WHY before he or she knows HOW.

A Leader must be real. 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.

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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 course in uncertainty. In time of turbulence people look to the leader for cue. The leader stays calm and reassuring.

A Leader sets the standards. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar to achieve excellence.

For a similar post on our website see HIGHLY EFFECTIVE LEADERS.

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Comments (19)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Jun 27, 2022 04:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. And, to add to your fine list, a leader gives credit where credit is due! Enjoy your day.

Jun 27, 2022 05:05 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If people were following my leadership, I would hope that they would openly share their opinions whether they believe I would agree or disagree with them.

Jun 27, 2022 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great post, Grant. I've long believed that you can teach someone management skills, but leadership skills are something more innate and much hard to teach.

Jun 27, 2022 05:25 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - thank you.

Wayne - that is absolutely right.  Thank you!

Brian - yes, and that is important that a leader ask how they are doing.

Nina - they need to be developed, coaching, and also learning by challenging situations.

Jun 27, 2022 06:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, great post today and things again to think about.  Laura & I talked about strategy at the open house Saturday on upcoming listings.

Jun 27, 2022 07:28 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Jun 27, 2022 09:03 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant I agree with all the things a leader is, except I question the first one.

"A Leader always does the right thing."

I believe a good leader always TRIES to do the right thing, but they are human and fall short sometimes.

Jun 27, 2022 09:30 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant,

Of course, this is a great list to use to hone in on leadership skills.  As a leader, one must be able to look at the different generations and decides what works best to motivate them.  I really believe that a leader also knows how to best train and support each employee or team member and when coaching vs counseling should be used.

Jun 27, 2022 11:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Grant. 

Enjoy your family and have an outstanding week.

Jun 28, 2022 05:29 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joan - awesome.  I am so happy that connected with a like minded person.

Joe - thank you.  Have a great week.

George - some nuance to my statement.  That was one of Dave Thomas' sayings  Do The Right Thing.

Sheri - with Millennials dominating the workforce I have learn plenty about connecting to that generation.

Roy - thanks, you too.

Jun 28, 2022 05:54 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Leadership takes many forms. Personality is an important quality, their strengths, and their business culture Grant. Some don't have these important traits.

Jun 28, 2022 06:07 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Larry and Sheila - all the things you mention can be included in the form of making a connection.

Jun 28, 2022 06:35 AM
Daniel Ramsey
MyOutDesk - Sacramento, CA
MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals

Great piece on Leadership Grant Schneider! This really resonated with me.

 

"Genuine leadership comes from within. It's authentic, and based on honesty, integrity, and trust."

Jun 28, 2022 08:32 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Daniel - I appreciate hearing that.  Being genuine as a leader resonates.

Jun 29, 2022 05:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Grant-all good traits of what a leader is. Something I would add is that a good leader is comfortable with who they are and therefore are more comfortable in helping others to get ahead. They want to see their employees succeed. 

Jun 29, 2022 10:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grand Schneider and a great blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Can I reblog it sometime?

 

Jun 30, 2022 11:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, I think Kathy Streib really nailed it also, leaders have to be good with themselves first.

Jul 03, 2022 02:20 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Employees used to respect my leadership skills due to my background of starting at the bottom and working my way to the top. I received many compliments on my comprehension of many problems Grant Schneider 

Jul 09, 2022 04:28 PM