An important aspect of good leadership is the ability to work and relate to others. When creating and building your unique leadership style, constant development of relational skills is a priority. There are ten qualities that characterize successful leadership in the area of relating and communicating with other people.
A good leader is available and in contact with people. An important leadership skill is the ability to recognize needs and be able to respond to them quickly and in the moment.
2. Facilitate harmonious relationships
A good leader realizes the importance of harmonious relationships and is proactive in creating a harmonious atmosphere. Successful results are born out of harmony rather than conflict. Good leadership will prioritize keeping conflict and discord to a minimum.
A good leader is approachable and has an open door policy. Good leadership creates an environment in which openness and honesty can occur in an atmosphere of justice rather than judgment.
4. Proper use of authority
Sensitivity to the proper use and, conversely, the misuse of your authority is the whole mark of good leadership. A good leader will not use his position of authority for self-gratification and promotion or in a controlling and dominating way. Successful leaders use their positional power wisely and sensitively to the appropriateness of circumstances.
Good leaders conduct conferences and meetings in an environment of trust. They demonstrate appropriate confidentiality and respect for others and for each other.
6. Self Motivation and Development
Good leaders set and use goals to motivate themselves and others. They understand the importance of personal and professional development. Successful leaders do what it takes to improve their knowledge and skills and stay ahead in their field. Successful leaders not only motivate themselves in personal development, but they also motivate those around them.
Good leaders can provide emotional support to those for whom they are responsible. They recognize the importance of encouraging and inspiring confidence and they also recognize a job well done.
8. Maintain motivation and team spirit
A good leader provides incentives and motivators to improve the performance of their employees to challenge them to maintain quality results.
9. Clear communication
A good leader is an excellent communicator. Your leadership involves clearly communicating the objectives and required procedures of a task. They set clear, achievable, and measurable goals.
10. Understanding of group dynamics
A good leader understands the dynamics of group relationships. Successful leaders have the ability to lead groups without aggravating conflict and minimizing disharmony. They are inclusive and are trained to create a sense of team unity. They are experts in balancing the strengths and weaknesses of the group for better results.
Developing good relational skills as a leader is paramount. The way a leader connects and communicates with people will determine the level of success in achieving desired results.
A good leader is able to create in his team the desire to follow his leadership wholeheartedly.
Take these ten characteristics as a checklist to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style. Celebrate your strengths, focus on your weakest areas, and start working on them. In this way, a good leader can become a GREAT leader.