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Do you have what it takes to lead others? A recent article, 6 Qualities of Every Natural Born Leader by Jennifer Cohen discusses the qualities and characteristics of a born leader. Let’s take a look and find out if you possess them.

Here are 7 attributes of a natural born leader. 

Initiative

Leaders take the initiative.  Rather than waiting for someone else to do it, leaders pick up the slack and do what needs to be done.

Organized

Leaders make a list, know what needs to be done and find great satisfaction in crossing off completed tasks. They try to complete the biggest tasks first so they don’t create added pressure and lack of productivity by being left undone.

Energetic

They get their body moving every day, whether it’s a ten-minute workout or even a brisk walk around their team office space. Not only does physical exercise boost endorphins, it makes an individual healthier which leads to increased productivity and develops self-esteem which is a substantial element of a successful leader.

Innovative

Born leaders are eager to do things in new ways. They learn from their mistakes and have the guts to make fresh ones. They are always learning and always growing.

Work-life balance

Leaders are also able to enjoy life outside of their agile offices while they stay focused at the same time.They know taking a break to watch a favorite soccer team or go on a vacation is necessary for success.

Good listener

Leaders listen to others perspectives and contemplate on what they hear. People are influenced by leaders who they feel believe in them and when they know you are listening.

Empowering 

Leaders know how to recognize others strengths and how to delegate tasks accordingly. They know that it takes a team to accomplish goals.

Conclusion

You can’t have them all but the good news is you can nurture them. The true sign of a great leader is the success of your team. Along with that the workplace has a great impact on your success too. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and shared office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

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