Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and they are NOT based on a position. But when you are in a leadership position and have the responsibilities of running a company, developing and learning how to be a good leader is essential to having a business filled with passion and provision.
Since companies will rise and fall based on the quality of leadership, you want to make sure your company thrives!
How Do You Be a Good Leader?
By having a clear vision where your company needs to go and how you will get it there!
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren Bennis
When you can answer these 3 questions about the vision for the future of your company, you will be in better shape to lead and you will have more of your team following.
1. Where are we going?
2. Why are we going there?
3. How are we getting there?
Do these questions excite you or scare you? Maybe you are feeling a bit of both and that’s a good thing!
Leaders Who Have Longer Term Success Have
- Clear understanding of their values and commitment to them
- Resolve to see things to the end
- Have a clear understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses
- Take time to be introspective
- Keep their team focused on the mission
Keep in mind that water runs downhill. When you take the time to answer these 3 questions and clearly communicate them to the rest of your company, your team will catch the vision and they will jump onboard with you.
So what are you waiting for? Close your door, turn off your phone and start building your vision with these 3 questions today. This is a first step to how to be a good leader in your small business that you can do TODAY!