What Makes An Effective Leader?

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In this highly competitive world, who do you think can guide us in becoming successful – not just in our work lives, but also in our personal lives?

That’s right, effective leaders.

Effective leaders are the kind of people who are not just there for position, the kind of people who are not just there for earning, and the kind of people who are not just there for themselves.

So, what makes an effective leader?

Here are some of their remarkable qualities:

They are passionate.

Being a leader doesn’t only require you to be in a position. Being a leader also requires you to have passion to be in a position. This means you don’t just give tasks to your people. You also have to do tasks – not just for you, but for everyone in your team. This means you don’t just establish rules for your people. You also have to follow rules – not just your rules, but the entire company’s rules. That’s what being an effective leader is about.

They love to learn.

Just because you’re already earning, it doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. Always remember, work life and personal life are lessons themselves – the kind of lessons no one can ever teach us at school and the kind of lessons no one can ever teach us that easily. Being a leader – albeit, an effective one – is about learning. It’s learning more about your craft, as well as others’ crafts and how to improve these. It’s also learning more about yourself, as well as other people and how to develop themselves.

They are considerate.

Being an effective leader is not about making your people understand you. It’s about making them understand you and making yourself understand them. Simply put, “give and take.” You learn, they learn. They learn, you learn. Being an effective leader is also not about boss rules. It’s about going beyond those boss rules to truly understand your own people – and ultimately, other people like your clients.

What other remarkable qualities do you think makes an effective leader? Share them with us below!