Within our increasingly busy world, time management skills are increasingly high demand. Although many people are willing to make the sacrifice to be disciplined with their time, they can often lack the practical knowledge about to become more disciplined.
It takes great leadership to create a world changing vision and to inspire people to execute on that vision. Both your own personal success and the success of your company are usually based on your ability as a leader.
So the question is how do you make a move from dreamer to leader? While many leaders posses innate leadership skills, the rest of us can become great leaders by adopting the mindsets and habits that great leaders share.
Here’s a list of habits and behaviors that remarkable leaders make a part of their daily life.
- They put their customers first
Successful companies are run by leaders that put customers first, even ahead of profits. Confident leaders know that doing the right thing by their customers will result in great outcomes for their business. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a great example of this.
- They know life’s ultimate goal
The best leaders are not driven by external validation. Their ultimate goal is living a life of personal growth and fulfillment. They know that progress is made over time, and that they are works in progress themselves.
- They live with integrity
Good leaders gain the trust and respect of their team members by consistently doing what they say, and saying what they do. Don’t underestimate this point. Trust is everything when leading a team or company.
- They’re confident
Strong leaders are confident in their purpose and capabilities. They walk right to the edge of their comfort zones because they’re confident in their ability to deliver.
- They hire other leaders
Look next the most successful entrepreneurs and you’ll see an elite team of talented leaders standing beside them. True leaders hire and train leaders, not simply someone who can fulfill the duties of a position.
- They welcome feedback
The strongest leaders don’t just listen to the opinions of their team members, they welcome them, knowing that in the long run extra input will lead to improvement.
- They learn from mistakes
Good leaders acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes, even them. Whenever they make a misstep, they own it and find the gift in the experience.
- They strive for self-growth
A good leader never stops looking for ways to improve, both as a leader and as a person. It’s no surprise that many of the best leaders (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah, etc.) are voracious readers.
- They delegate
Good leaders aren’t afraid to delegate projects or tasks. They give their employees the freedom to take on new challenges and create successes for the company.
10 They have work themes for days of the week.
Create a set day of the week schedule to focus on major areas; batch your tasks during the day.
Amanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.