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The Successful Leader: How to Become an Effective Leader Who Inspires Their Team and Achieves Success?
17 February، 2024
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A successful leader possesses a set of skills and qualities that help lead and manage a team or organization efficiently and effectively. Such a leader is a symbol of trust and inspiration, capable of positively influencing team members and making a significant change in the organization’s outcomes and mission. The skills of a successful leader include various attributes that enable them to succeed in their role.

 

Characteristics of a Successful Leader

Decision-Making

  • The Right Timing: Making decisions promptly, avoiding procrastination and not wasting time in analysis while being mindful of the timing of decisions taken.
  • Determination: This means that any decision should be effective, firm, and timely to observe the results.
  • Flexibility: The ability to find flexibility in making an alternate decision and changing its direction if the original decision does not proceed as required and fails to achieve the goal.

Clarity of Vision

  • Knowing exactly what one wants, this clear vision ensures that the group is moving in the right direction towards a specific and defined goal.
  • A ship needs a captain, a leader who knows exactly where it is heading.
  • A clear vision gives an impression of stability, credibility, and clarity.

Being a Good Speaker

  • A good leader must say what needs to be said, not necessarily what they want or prefer.
  • A successful leader knows what to say to bring out the best capabilities in their team or group.
  • Good listening and attention.

Trust in Subordinates

  • The key to a leader’s success depends on trust in the team and knowing how to trust them, especially when work goals are clear. Each member has their own way of performing tasks, and it’s important to trust team members as it motivates them to be independent rather than rely on the leader for every minor detail.

Harmony and Compatibility

  • Harmony means that thoughts, words, and actions must be consistent.
  • It’s necessary to practice what a leader is supposed to do.
  • A leader who says one thing but does another will struggle to gain the team’s trust.
  • Possessing insightful abilities in important matters such as (conflict resolution, clear task delegation, motivation).

Finally

Remember the Qualities of a Successful Leader

  • Decision Making
  • The Right Timing – Decisiveness – Flexibility
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Being a Good Speaker
  • Trust in Subordinates
  • Harmony and Alignment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Clear Task Delegation
  • Motivation
  • Being One with the Team

As a Leader, Be One with Your Team

 

A leader should be part of the team, equal among them, where members support and provide sufficient backing, feeling that they all are one team.

 

Author: Mahmoud Al-Saloum, Leader of the School Education Program at Masarat Initiative

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