What makes a great leader?

by Adam Marlow

What makes a great leader?

There is no recipe for good leadership so how do you go about becoming a really great business leader?

The best leaders in business are those that have attributes including vision, courage, integrity and focus combined with the ability to develop and implement an effective strategy for the business. 

In today’s complex trading environment, indecisiveness and procrastination can prove costly. Good leadership is all about informed decision-making. Good business leaders commit to decisions and see things through. 

If you want to be a successful leader in your business, you need to set the right example and be a role model for your team. Good business leaders practice what they preach and remain positive, which in turn can have a beneficial impact on the culture of the firm. 

Good business leaders have high emotional intelligence. They are passionate about their work and their vision of success for the firm. In addition to this, they take time to understand the views of others. As with any senior role in business, communication is key. 

The best business leaders listen more than they speak. They try to understand the points of view of others and encourage people to share ideas or feedback.

A good business leader is someone who is willing to praise others. They give credit where it is due but they also take responsibility for their actions when things go wrong. After all, the success of any business depends on the collective efforts to the whole team.

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