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.
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Charismatic leaders think outside the box and aren’t afraid to push the limits.
While others may see this kind of push as risky, these leaders are the ones leading the way and driving innovation. When a problem arises, leaders don’t see only the difficulties. Instead, they rise to the challenge and see it as an opportunity. In business, this creativity can lead to powerful change and transformation, which can inspire and motivate others.
"Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” - Simon Sinek
Because leaders value innovation, they are focused on the future and how they can improve it. They have a dream and direction that motivates and inspires others.
Leaders are focused on getting results and accomplishing what they set out to do. They don’t give up when things get tough. Instead, they push through and continue even when they encounter challenges.
To achieve their dream, leaders set specific goals and work to achieve them by bringing their teams together, developing an organized strategy and working hard.
Leaders are clear and articulate with their words and ensure that each statement has a purpose.
Leaders are also aware of their body language. They have good posture and maintain eye contact with the people they are talking to. They are comfortable speaking in front of large groups as well as one on one. No matter what the situation, they articulate their goals and vision.
A leader who employs too much charisma can come to rely on this ability as an end unto itself. Charismatic leaders can charm themselves.
Authentic leaders understand (and continually calibrate) the influence and authority they have by virtue of their position and personal attributes.
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.