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Five Qualities a Good Leader Should Possess

HR Tech Outlook | Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Being humble is a crucial characteristic in any workplace as it shows that the leader knows how to cooperate with the team members and help them tap into their talents and potentials.

Fremont, CA: Getting a promotion can be a thrilling but also a stressful experience. Apart from the extra responsibility, you now have people turning to you for approval. There are numerous characteristics that people look for in a good leader. Without good leadership skills, an individual could lead the company to failure, resulting in costly errors that take up precious time and resources.

Here are five characteristic a good leader should possess:

Be Humble

Being humble is a crucial characteristic in any workplace, be it the leader or employees. It shows that the leader knows how to cooperate with the team members and help them tap into their talents and potentials.

Be Responsible

Handling business objectives means the leader will be taking a lot of risks, and these do not always work out as expected. When this happens, leaders should be able to stand up for their employees. If an error was made on the leader's part, they should learn to take responsibility and avoid pointing fingers or ignoring it. 

Offer Rewards and Recognition

To build trust when leading a team, leaders should give rewards and recognition where needed. This shows that they appreciate their team's work efforts and make them feel valued by the company.

Be Positive

A positive attitude at a workplace is important to boost morale. It can serve as a source of inspiration for the team as they look to their leaders for approval concerning their work.

Create an Open Environment

Being a good leader is creating an open environment that provides workers a safe space to share their thoughts and ideas. Having the freedom to share creativity and ideas makes employees feel safe and help build their confidence and contribute more to the team.

Create a two-way environment for feedback that offers employees direct and honest reviews without fear of rejection or punishment. It is also important to allow employees to raise questions and concerns with the leader and let them know that their opinions are valid and essential to the company.

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