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;

  1. Be Consistent – show up every day, try your best, follow what you say.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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