In today’s online business industry, You are unlikely to success if you are selling products or your services. A successful entrepreneur or home based business owner will tell you that to be successful you have to be a good leader. You are probably thinking how do I know if am a good leader? Look behind you and see how many people are following you by choice. If nobody or only a few individuals are following you, you need to read beyond this point. If you have more than a few, you still need to read this article. So what does a good leader need or look like?
The first thing you should know is there are 5 different types of leaders.
- The king of all leaders. I will call him/her the Great Leader.
- The good leader. He/she is effective and drives the business forward.
- The competent leader. Organized and uses resources very well.
- The contributing leader. Very hands on the results of the business.
- The very capable individual. Has talent and skills and good work habits.
For the sake of this article I will only refer to the great leader and the good leader. This way you can see what you need to do to get to the top.
The first thing a great leader does is lead by example. He/She will exemplify the behavior they want within their business. The great leader understands that it is not what needs to be done that is important but who is going to do it. So they will recruit the best people available. Good leaders will get many average people on their team to do what he/she directs them to do. The great leaders are not afraid to confront the brutal facts head on.
The King of Leaders is extremely discipline. The king of leaders will use is entire team in the decision making. The great leaders are very humble. When the business is doing well, the great leader will give credit to everybody but themselves and if there is no one to give credit to they will say they were lucky. When the business is performing poorly, they will take a good look in the mirror and take all the blame. A good leader will take credit and who will be able to tell you who is to blame when things go wrong.
A true leader always sets up the business he is managing for success long after he/she is gone. A good leader would be caught up with his/her ego and would almost wish the company to fail just to show how indispensable he/she is. The great leaders are extremely determined. They infect the people around them with their drive for continuous sustained results. They are obsessed with doing everything they have to do to make the company successful.
They are a number of great leaders around us that have not been discovered yet. There is a leader in each of us. Unfortunately a lot of the potential great leaders are led by good leaders and learn the incorrect style of leadership to become the King of all leaders. You have the potential to be a great leader. Find one that can be your leader and mentor and become the best leader you can be.
By Alexis Dean