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5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Ebbonygold121: 5:58pm On Nov 21, 2018
A leader is not a team of one, but one whose job it is to guide and inspire those around him or her. As the person who drives the purpose and action of the group, some organizations thrive when key skills are engaged effectively, based on knowing where we are heading and how to leverage those on the road to get there.

Whether leading a small team or thousands of people, here are the five key skills we believe make an effective leader:

Belief in Self

Every individual has leadership qualities, but only some are able to show it. Have you ever thought why so? It is because the leaders have a strong confidence in their abilities. They firmly believe that have the ‘X’ factor to achieve their dreams/mission by leading the people. With their power of self-belief, they work hard on making their strengths stronger and overcoming weaknesses. Even rejections don’t deter their self-belief. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard to start a business which called ‘Traf-O-Data’. The idea failed but he knew that he had it in him to do something. Then, he created Microsoft. Rest is history, as they say.

Goal Setting

It is strange how every leader knows that goal-setting is important, but very few do it. Vision alone does not suffice, an effective leader charts the path that will accomplish this vision. The journey to the vision is made up of small, measurable goals. The leader not only sets goals for himself, but also his people. Take the example of President John F. Kennedy. He was known for setting long-term ambitious goals, but also spent considerable time with his people to make them understand how these goals can be achieved.

Communication

Effective communication is an essential skill of a strong leader. This means both communicating outward as well as listening.

When you share information honestly and transparently, individuals feel respected and trusted versus worrying that something is being hidden and they have something to fear. Even when not all the information is known, sharing what can be communicated is important in creating a healthy work environment.

The willingness to listen to others’ opinions, concerns and ideas is a differentiator for a great leader. It creates a much stronger environment for collaboration and brainstorming, wherein new ideas and solutions can be born. In the end, the team will build something much more valuable than if everyone were working within a vacuum.

Giving Value to People

It is people who select a leader. It is people follow leaders by choice. If a leader can’t value his people, it wouldn’t take long for them to topple him from the seat. Unfortunately, leaders conveniently forget this fact. An effective leader does not work in isolation but encourages people to walk along with him. Mahatma Gandhi used to say that honest disagreement is a good sign of progress. His words of wisdom teach that a leader shows displeasure if his followers voice opinions and differences. An effective leader believes in his people, trusts them, delegates responsibilities gives them respect and pays attention to their suggestions.

Setting the Example

It is imperative to act, speak and engage in the way in which you want your team to act. Expecting certain actions and forms of participation from others without demonstrating it yourself sends a conflicting message. When you lead by example, people understand what actions are valued and what to emulate.

It is not a smooth ride to leadership and then being effective at it. If you want to become a one and pick up some tips, executive leadership courses would be a good start.
http://www.successdrives.net/5-keys-to-becoming-an-effective-leader/

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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Larryallovernig: 3:32pm On Jan 09, 2019
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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Triangles1(m): 3:34pm On Jan 09, 2019
To become an effective leader in Nigeria, you need to be highly corrupt and self center, otherwise nobody will know you.

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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Yinxies(f): 3:36pm On Jan 09, 2019
To lead is to serve the led

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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by nairaman66(m): 3:37pm On Jan 09, 2019
Does Buhari have any of these qualities? The poster below me have something to say!!
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by bigt2(m): 3:44pm On Jan 09, 2019
I always do this by reflex wink

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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by princejayy(m): 3:45pm On Jan 09, 2019
I am a Leader
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Bustincole(m): 3:45pm On Jan 09, 2019
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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Adasun(m): 3:49pm On Jan 09, 2019
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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by wyqay: 3:49pm On Jan 09, 2019
on point
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by domino4211(m): 3:51pm On Jan 09, 2019
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Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by wealthyhenry(m): 4:09pm On Jan 09, 2019
Leaders are servants hence the name servant-leader. The moment you forget to attach the servant part of leadership, you cease to b a leader.

Leaders are servants, serving d led.

Also Leaders are made and not born...
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by jeff1607(m): 5:14pm On Jan 09, 2019
Empathy
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by Omero(m): 5:57pm On Jan 09, 2019
True, True, True, can relate!
Re: 5 Keys To Becoming An Effective Leader by joshuaudom(m): 1:53am On Jan 10, 2019
nairaman66:
Does Buhari have any of these qualities? The poster below me have something to say!!
mmmm

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