I’ve often been asked what Leadership style/method do I use as well as listening to what others prescribe.
I’ve always found this an odd question because I’ve always thought one of the great components of a great Leadership style is being able to switch up your style based on a variety of factors in play – environment, people, delivery, projects, – and many more.
However, if there are three components that I believe every Leader must possess it would be the following;
- Be Consistent – show up every day, try your best, follow what you say.
- Don’t Give up – being a leader is hard, there are good days and bad, change is hard for many but that’s on you.
- Listen – it’s hard when the chips are down and times are tough but listening is what enables you to focus on being consistent and not giving up.
I could add a few more about openness to change, disrupting current practices, trying new ideas, giving great feedback but I think these are all born from these three core components.
If you can do all of these, you are 80% of the way to becoming a great leader.