At the end of the day, a leader is just somebody that makes those around them better. Whether it’s your friends, your family, your kids, your neighbors or your coworkers, it’s about making those people better. So that being said, we’re all leaders. So how do we become better leaders? Let’s talk about seven tips on how to do that.
As a leader, you have to have mental toughness. Nothing easy is worth being proud of and no job is easy. No task is easy at the end of the day so you have to be mentally tough. You are going to hit road blocks and you are going to have to be able to overcome those. So remain positive minded, have a positive mental mindset, and be mentally tough, and you are going to be a better leader.
By competitiveness I mean the will to win, the will to succeed, the will to not give up, and the will to overcome failures. The number one person you need to compete with is yourself. How do you beat the version of yourself from yesterday, or a month ago, or a year ago? Constant growth, constant improvement, and being competitive is key to success.
Always be humble, always give others credit and if there is feedback to give others, encourage them ten times before you have any kind of constructive feedback to give to them. Just remain humble. Once you brag, you catch a snag, so don’t do that.
That’s about saying what you do and doing what you say. Standing behind your word and going the extra mile to ensure that you are doing everything you can to be better and to make those around you better. Doesn’t mean you don’t make mistakes, but a mistake made twice is a decision. Don’t do that. Execution excellence is about learning from our mistakes, not making them again, and always growing as a person.
Always stand behind your teammates, your family, your friends, your customers and always do what’s right even if it hurts or even if it’s the harder path. Do what’s right and be loyal to your team.
Have High Passion and Positive Attitude
Passion is key – your followers are going to be a reflection of you because they mirror you. So the more passionate you are, the more positive you are, the more passionate and positive they are going to be. Nobody wants to follow a leader that’s not passionate about what they are doing. So always step up your passion level month over month.
Take Accountability for Everything
Take accountability when it’s your fault and take accountability when it’s somebody else’s fault. A true leader always takes accountability of every result that there is. That will earn you respect and loyalty from your team. Never make an excuse, always work to get better, and take accountability of everything that occurs within your team, your family, and your friend network. Take that accountability and take it as a goal of how you can learn from it and get better in the future.
Hopefully, these seven tips help you develop your leadership skills.