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When you begin to develop leadership qualities, you begin to engage in long-term thinking, such as the following idealisation :
If you were the very best professional business person that you could possibly be, what additional knowledge, skills and leadership qualities, would you have developed to a high level?
When you begin the practice of idealisation, you can then extend this exercise to your family, your finances and your physical health.
Your ability to get everyone working and pulling together is essential to your success. Leadership is the ability to get people to work for you because they want to.
Gain the cooperation of others by making a commitment to get along well with each key person every single day.
You always have a choice when it comes to a task : You can do it yourself or you can get someone else to do it for you. Which is it going to be?
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.
They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
Leaders always focus on the needs of the company and the situations.
Leaders focused on results, on what must be achieved by themselves, by others, and by the company.
Great leaders focused on strengths, in themselves and in others.
Leaders have the ability to ANTICIPATE trends, well in advance of their competitors.
They continually ask, "Based on what is happening today, where is the market going? Where is it likely to be in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years?"
They do this by thoughtful strategic planning.
Only leaders with foresight can gain "first mover advantage".
One of the most important qualities of a great leader is courage.
Having courage means that you're willing to take risks in the achievement of your goals.
The core of integrity is truthfulness.
Integrity requires that you always tell the truth to people, in every situation.
Truthfulness is the foundational quality of TRUST that is necessary for the success of any business.
The more you contain your ego, the more realistic you are about your problems. You learn how to listen, and admit that you don't know all the answers.
You exhibit the attitude that you can learn from anyone at any time. Your pride doesn't get in the way of getting the information you need to achieve the best results.
It doesn't keep you from sharing the credit that needs to be shared. Humility allows you to acknowledge your mistakes.
To think like a leader, you must practice 'idealisation' in each area of your life.
To get the most out of the use of idealisation, you should begin by imagining that you have no limitations at all on what you can be, do or have.
If you're stuck at a rut at work and you wish to accelerate your career, take a leadership role. Consider adopting the following leadership attributes to stand out at work :
Finally, great leaders have integrity.
They tell the truth all the time.
They live in truth with themselves and they live in truth with others.
Leaders think of good leadership qualities and how to apply them on daily basis.
They lead by example to earn the will of their followers. The ability to commit to this is another quality of a great leader.
The most important contribution you can make for your company is to be a leader, accept responsibility for results, and dare to go forward.
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
Great leaders find the balance between business foresight, performance, and character.
They have vision, courage, integrity, humility and focus along with the ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation amongst their team.
Great leaders are strong and decisive, but also humble.
Humility doesn't mean that you are weak or unsure of yourself. It means that you have the self-confidence and self-awareness to recognize the value of others without feeling threatened.
Great leaders have a vision. They can see into the future.
They have a clear exciting idea of where they are going and what they want to accomplish and are excellent at strategic planning.
The best leaders strive to speak effectively and persuasively.
In fact, many tend to practice public speaking within their own businesses until they are ready to branch out into professional speaking gigs.
Conquering the fear of talking in front of a crowd is what makes a good leader becomes a great leader.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you.
Confident leaders have a strong sense of self and rarely express self-doubt. They understand who they are and are comfortable in their own skin. Charismatic leaders are also optimists. They see the glass as half full instead of half empty and are always looking on the bright side.
Great leaders are clear and concise at all times. They understand their vision and what needs to be accomplished.
This gives others the opportunity to digest their goals and decide whether or not they will support their cause.
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