The 7 habits of a good leader

Part 2 of the series "7 leadership principles, habits and tips"

It’s of course not enough to understand the leadership principles; you need to incorporate habits in your performance.

7 habits of a good leader

7 Tips on Leadership

When looking at the principles of leadership and habits of leaders we can conclude that we all can be leaders if we want to. It involves constant personal evolution, genuine interest in people, strong personality and passion for what we want to achieve.

When developing your leadership habits and skills take the following tips into account:

Unleash the creative potential of your employees

Creativity transports us away from habitual thinking and behaviour – instead of treading the same pathways we dare to explore new avenues, take risks and enter into a state of play and discovery.

While some people might have greater potential than others we all have the capacity to find new and useful ways of seeing and doing things.

Creativity is key to (business) success.

As a manager you can accelerate results and the overall well being of your employees by sparking creativity at the workplace.

How can networking help entrepreneurs? 6 tips to become a great networker

Networking is something we all do and we start from an early life. The relationships we build through our life can support us in infinite ways: to find a reliable handy-man, a job, information, referrals, exchange experiences, be of service, build and grow our businesses…

The strange thing is that most people do not learn how to effectively network. I truly believe networking should be a school/university subject, but it should be at home where you start hearing how network works!

Preaching to myself helps!

I am a to-do lists kind of girl. I set goals and plan my days accordingly to what the week looks like and with my practical attitude to problems I have mostly things under control. Looking ahead allows me to create space for the things I need and want to do. Notwithstanding, presently are so many factors, projects and people popping up that my control on things is gliding though my fingers.

Do we need leaders?

There is no doubt that managing a team, organisation or your own enterprise is not a piece of cake. Nowadays employees have the same access to information as managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. So my question is do we need people leading teams, projects and or organisations. My answers is a definite YES!

Small or big goals

Elements of a Leader’s Own Style

What is leadership? Can leaders be groomed or do we have to wait for the next spontaneous wave of leaders? How does this work?

I am a firm believer that leaders are made not born.

There is of course a small pool of unique people born as innate leaders but the great majority of people need to learn leadership skills and also develop their personal traits and character. Parents, schools and employers have a duty to help the development and growth of leaders.

What the FIFA World Cup is Teaching Us About Team Coaching

The power of reflecting, sparring and experimenting together in a safe place is what makes a team great. Teams are the (hidden) force of any organisation. Whether it is a functional team, a team of managers, a project team or a sports team, they get most work done when working together effectively.

Coaching question of the week

Did a promotion slip through your fingers?

Q: What can coaching do for a senior manager in line for a promotion that seems to evade her time over time?

Janet, a senior manager from a major international bank has been in line for promotion for the past 2 years. There have been 3 chances for her to be nominated for a promotion but for one reason or another she was passed each time.