Posted on Oct 05, 2006 | Comments 1
Everybody can turn into a leader all you have to do is put on your armor and begin your battle for becoming a leader.
The key to becoming a successful leader is put those leadership qualities in alignment.
You need to make a list of all the qualities that a leader would have in order to unleash the leader instinct within you and then think of ways that you can install those qualities within yourself, i.e. if you donâ€™t already have the qualities developed.
You must illustrate patience in order to become a leader. In todayâ€™s struggling society, it is very difficult to be patient. As a leader, you must be able to carry a heavy load without literally going out of your mind.
You have to know that not everything is always going to go your way. You will have people that donâ€™t do what you say, and you get upset but you canâ€™t let them see you sweat.
You have to be able to suppress all the things around you that may trigger your emotions, causing you to act out of leadership qualities.
Patience means that you are going to have to put up with some things that are going to make you feel annoyed, angry, etc.
As a leader, you are going to have to brush it off and move ahead. If someone does something that doesnâ€™t meet your standards then you should talk to them about it in a calm, cool, and collected manner while using your wits and skills.
You can use your people skills and efficient listening skills by avoiding judgments, criticisms, accusations, and other negative talks to make a point.
Another quality that a leader possesses is professionalism. In order to appear as a professional there are a couple of things that you can practice to make you look sophisticated.
Firstly, you will need to work on your posture, since you need to walk with your shoulders back and your head up to show your confidence in order to look like a professional.
Donâ€™t walk slouching over, since it leads others to think you lack confidence.
Walking around slouched over may point out that you have low self-esteem or that you donâ€™t know what you are talking about.
As a leader, you also must always remember that you are no better than the people that look up to you. You have to act like you are one of them; as a leader, you must also be ready to separate the work relationship and the friend relationship respectively.
At what you talk to someone as a leader, you must look them in the eye. However, take care not to stare too long into the personâ€™s eyes, since you may frighten the other person.
There is a time for everything and friendships have no place in the work place. Yes, it is okay to have friends where you work, yet you must avoiding taking sides. You are the leader so you have to set the example.
Being a leader is not difficult; all you have to do is work at it. The best way to attain leadership qualities is to be put in that position in order to know how you would act.
If you have someone that you look up to ask them for advice, they may be able to help you out more than you know.
Experienced leaders know how hard it is to be the one that everyone looks up to and they know how to do everything to be a successful leader. Maybe they can tell you the dos and donâ€™t of being a leader, they can tell you how they became a leader.
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