Ways to identify great Leaders Among Your Leadership Team

Ways to identify great Leaders Among Your Leadership Team

Let’s face it, not everybody who’s in an exceedingly leadership role/position should be there, we generally are face with promoting persons as a result of we predict they will amendment or for a few other obligation that’s not specialize in some key attributes.

A few key attributes:

  • Are they respected by the team
  • Do they possess a strong level of integrity, in everything they are doing
  • Are they living/displaying the values of your company
  • Are they committed and dependable with above average results
  • Do they struggle to induce ahead by delivery others down
  • Do they need respect for the chain of command
  • Do they take corrective and constructive criticism well, without being very defensive
  • Do the take full responsibilities for their actions while not trying to deflect the blame

These are just a few of attributes of identifying great leaders among your leadership teams.

Are they respected by the team?

All corporations should thrive to cultivate an environment that permits employees to excel and feel appreciated, so they can reach their true potential. although the environment must be structured, it also needs to be wherever leaders don’t act as if employees are beneath them.

once leaders enter a room, the room should light up because the team has respect for the leader, and not simply their position. Leaders should never have to say “I’m the Boss or do you understand what my position is” that leader leads with their position.

Speaking down to employees is one of the best ways that to lose employees respect, and or have them place up a wall against you. when you have leaders that speak about other leaders or employees out in the open, that leader should be pulled in for a counseling session, because it can develop cancers in your organization.

I read somewhere that a team should do what the leader wants/needs because they (the team) want to do it

Do they possess a powerful level of integrity, in everything they do?

In today’s society, {when we|once we|after we} think of integrity we mostly think about stealing, well it’s way more than that. Webster help explains it as “moral soundness, honesty; freedom from corruption influence or motives.” i might add “that integrity is doing the proper thing continually, being a man/woman of your word, standing up for what you think is right and never try to bring an individual down to get ahead”

Are they living/displaying the values of your company?

This one is what every company needs to pay shut attention to. If you have leaders who are not displaying the values of the corporate, why are they still apart of your company? That it, nothing much to say about that, it’s self-explanatory!

Are they committed and dependable delivering above average results?

If you have a leader that has these attributes as part of their package then you have someone with great potential. you can find committed and dependable persons but to find someone who also delivers higher than average results, then you should do what you can to keep them impressed.

allow us to never forget that our company isn’t the only one who needs leaders, “it is easier to coach and develop a person like this, than to lose them to another company/competitor, because you fail to show your appreciation or respect their worth to your company”

Do they try to get ahead by bringing others down?

You never wish in your organization, a leader who tries to bring down others at each chance to get ahead, this person can’t be trusted. Yes, we know there are persons who want and believes they should be further than they’re in your organization, however they never suppose that they don’t deserve it.

Remember, if they can make out to others, they can make out to you!

Do they have respect for the chain of command?

The chain of command was designed to keep the leadership structure intact and lays out the company’s line of authority and decision making power says, chron.com

when you have somebody that jumps the chain of command consistently even after it was outline to them, then you have a very disrespectful leader who can/will produce a bigger problem down the road, as it relates to the reporting system/structures.

This person can not be trusted!

Do they take corrective and constructive criticism well, without being terribly defensive?

a leader that takes criticism personally as it relates to their development and growth, can be a problem leader. Corrective and constructive criticism are design to help improve and or to develop the person/leader, so being defensive once their being coached could be a sign of a weak leader which attribute will be passed on to their subordinates. when this happens we are now developing future leaders that has the same attributes.

Do they take full responsibilities for their actions without trying to deflect the blame?

no one is perfect, other than a King from my favorite book. That being said in order to get better we should accept responsibility for our actions, good and bad to help us grow.

In my 20+ years of leadership starting from a supervisory level, I learnt to take responsibility for my actions early in my career. Leaders should have the courage to form decisions and stand by the results.

we should remember that everything that happens in a division or department that we are chargeable for, is all on us. Deflecting the blame on somebody who reports to you shows you’re weak. Our job is to develop and train everybody United Nations agency reports to us and we do this by teaching them everything we know and additional.

Taking responsibility for your actions and the action of your team member as their leader give you the respect of your leader and everyone who reports to you.

allow us to build 2017 a year of new beginnings, you only get out of something you place in.

I get great satisfaction by serving to other succeed and accomplished their goals and dreams.


By E P Micah O’Brien

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