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1. Listen. Tune in to what workers and customers are saying, and you’ll find great ideas on how to move forward.

2. Give credit. Workers love leaders who acknowledge their ideas.

3. Be yourself. In our age of sound bites and phony smiles, tell your story honestly. It’s rare and refreshing, and makes workers feel like they know you — and want to help you succeed.

4. Communicate. So much company dysfunction can be prevented with  clear communication. Otherwise, workers are in the dark. And soon, they won’t care.

5. Don’t be trendy. Avoid the “strategy du jour” problem. Choose a course and stick to it.

6. Beat anxiety. Stop worrying and turn your negative emotions — regret, fear, sadness — into teachers that help shape your character.

7. Be service-oriented. Leaders can be sort of self-involved, forgetting that they are in a position of leadership. To serve customers, shareholders and workers stay focused on others.

8. Be accountable. Define the results you want, and acknowledge when the problem is your fault.

9. Use empathy. Demographic changes have imposed more and more women into the workplace. Make sure your communication and leadership style is  fitted for today’s workforce.

10. Share the big picture. If your workers don’t know the company’s overall goals, it can be hard for them to solve problems. That leaves you having to micromanage every problem instead of being able to delegate and offer guidance.

11. Keep your cool. The days when being a screamer worked are long gone. If  workers are worried about whether you’re in a good mood today or not, little gets done.

12. Think like an immigrant. When you arrive on new shores, you often see the business world with fresh eyes. Use your unique perspective to spot opportunities others are missing.

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Comments on: "Qualities of a Good Leader" (4)

  1. Diana said:

    A good leader should have many skills like these from the article. In my opinion, communication is the most important, because if we don’t know how to communicate with others we can’t run a good business. There are many leadership training camps and we can learn useful things from them. Thank you for this!

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  3. Keep in mind, you have a great mind of your own and don t need a daily bulletin on “Who s who in the workplace.

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