Today we won’t talk about leadership techniques, but about our basic principles as leaders. The characteristics that move us towards leadership and that make us better leaders. These principles may vary according to the theory we follow. There may be 7, 8, 9, 10 or more principles, but we believe that today we can summarize them in these seven basic and simple principles.
Read, review and think if these are also your principles or if you should start developing some.
1. Team harmony.
Leaders stay in touch with their team and know what concerns or affects its members. A good leader knows how to get the best out of the team. A leader doesn’t work alone and therefore knows the importance of living in harmony with the people around them.
While recognizing their own merits and without losing self-confidence, a leader must avoid arrogance and share achievements. Leaders help others and are not jealous of other people’s growth, but strive to celebrate and promote it. They take pride in making other people develop their talents.
If you don’t believe in what you do, then why do you do it?
Determination and confidence in what you do are key factors on your way towards your goals. A good leader conveys security through their own conviction.
We share ideas, knowledge, experiences.
Take decisions with your reason, but also with your heart. Leaders take risks, but also take responsibility for any mistakes they may make. And when they make mistakes they take them with full awareness as part of their learning to become better leaders.
Trustworthy leaders maintain coherence between actions and words. Leaders teach by example and build trust by example.
Listening, understanding, expressing… clear and fluid communication is essential. You must be sincere and consider the needs of others, but also be firm in expressing what you expect from the team.