Great leaders don't hesitate to commit and rarely back out or change their minds unless it is necessary.
Strategic thinkers advance their careers by being better leaders. Not all great thinkers are great leaders, but the ones who are leadership material are likely better leaders than those who fail to think strategically. Strategic leaders go beyond the role of having and communicating a vision to fully understanding, planning and executing the necessary strategies to realize it. They make better decisions as they have a more holistic view that includes the organization and the people inside and outside it.
Digital leaders must be able to unite the organization and nurture a digital culture that embraces change. For that to happen, a clear, coherent strategy outlining their digital agenda is essential. When digital transformation begins to effect change in an organization, disrupting the business model, processes and practices, the business is recognized as having ‘digital maturity’. Successful digital leaders will have a clear vision for the company’s future and be willing to commit resources and implement needed changes to make it happen.
Popular people do not interrupt or make others look inferior. They are humble and never boast about their own accomplishments unless it is necessary. They offer constructive criticism rather than remarks that can be destructive.
Leaders are not immune to fears. They work towards controlling and learning from them. Instead of succumbing to their environment, great leaders proactively create the change they seek to make.