Action learning and leadership development experts have identified three corecompetencies of great leaders: Communication, Confidence and Commitment.
- Communication. Effective leaders know how to communicate exceptionally well. They are able to inspire followers with the clear communication of their vision for the team and the company as a whole. And they know how to listen and invite all to share their ideas and concerns. Keeping the door open to employees instills trust and loyalty.
- Confidence. Leaders face many challenges along the road to success but great leaders are able to maintain an attitude of confidence. Employees will emulate their leader. If you exhibit uncertainty or seem overwhelmed by a situation, they will follow. Instead, be calm, confident and in control.
- Commitment. Stay the course. Show that you are committed to the company goals and will do your best to achieve them. Then, do what you say you will do. This is how to earn your employees’ respect.