How do I become an outstanding leader?
I don’t need a title or position to be an outstanding leader. But I must assume responsibility for my role and take accountability for it. I am driven, mature, and proactive.
I should be resourceful in resolving problems I encounter at work. There are distinguishable qualities that can help build my credibility.
Here are three indicators that I have the potential to be an outstanding leader:
- I inspire. If I’m an expert in my role. I will most definitely inspire others to be excellent at theirs as well. It’s no surprise that like-minded people gravitate toward each other. Where I provide consistently excellent service to customers and clients – I am highlighting my ability to succeed at any given task and overcome obstacles that arise. This will influence others to emulate what I do to succeed in their own roles too.
- I influence. This is a similar point to being inspiring. If I excel in what I do, I become a reliable source for others to tap. People will listen to me if they see that I know my role like the back of my hand and can explain complicated concepts in a straightforward manner. Over time, I would gain a reputation of being able to adeptly handle sticky situations that not everyone has encountered. I will undoubtedly be a catalyst for their future actions to ace their role.
- I care. Ultimately, I have a deep understanding of the team’s purpose. It means I care about the purpose, the team, and their individual roles (in this order). I know how to align our energy, time, and efforts to hit targets, improve team performance to achieve the right outcomes for the company and its clients.
I see myself as an outstanding leader when I can empower myself. To take on more responsibility for the team. I lead with both intelligence quotient and emotional quotient. I am on board with the purpose to make the company great, so I do my part and do it well.