The 10 Commandments Of Good Leadership

Brittany Schlacter

One common misconception is that you have to be in a managerial position to be a leader. This is a far cry from the truth. Anyone can be a leader regardless of experience, job title, or career tenure.

Leaders are those individuals who stand out from the crowd. It may be due to their exceptional work habits, powerful influence, or cooperative efforts. It’s fairly easy to tell the difference between good and bad leadership, but we aren’t all born with a natural inclination for leadership.

Strong leadership abilities will take you far in your career. Follow these 10 commandments for good leadership:

1. Aim for flawless communication. True leaders communicate effortlessly, regardless of mediums. They regularly share their vision and strategies with everyone they’re in contact with. Some of the best leaders are also able to easily adapt to the communication habits of others.

2. Empower through modeled behavior. Leadership should be as far from dictatorship as humanly possible. Strong leaders make their coworkers or employees feel empowered in every aspect of their job. This influence is generated through presenting attitudes, behaviors, and standards worth modeling.

4. Embrace fearlessness. Effective leadership often comes down to taking the necessary risks and accepting the probability of mistakes. The best leaders don’t punish others for their mistakes, they ensure a lesson is learned.

5. A great sense of self-awareness. You need to understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie. This will allow you to assess your surroundings and adapt yourself to whatever is thrown your way.

6. Always be listening. The best leaders are always listening to those they’re working with. This can be used to gain specific insight, gather feedback, or even to find a solution. Listening skills present strong leaders as people who not only care about business, but also people.

7. Stir up motivation. The most influential leaders are those individuals who engage their teams in a way that drives motivation. This can be done in a number of ways. Some leaders offer challenges, seek out ideas, and encourage contributions.

8. Give recognition. Giving props makes for a well-loved leader. The most influential leaders are those who not only notice when someone has done something well, they’re also the person who goes above and beyond to give recognition.

9. Be passionate. No one can lead effectively without passion. True leaders wholeheartedly believe their mission, and everyone who interacts with them knows that. If you bleed passion, your team will follow suit.

10. Be supportive. A positive and supportive environment is one most easily thrived in. Those you work with should know you care and are there for them, even if you aren’t physically in their presence.

It’s very rare to find a leader who showcases all of these traits, but following these commandments will certainly amp up your leadership.

What do you think is the best quality of a leader?

Brittany Schlacter

Brittany Schlacter graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in public relations and a minor in fashion. Before joining Come Recommended as a content creator trainee, she gained valuable experiences in public relations, community management, blogging, integrated marketing, and business operations.

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