A recent article, Three Questions that matter the most for a Leader by Mukesh Gupta says that there are three most significant questions every aspiring leader should care about to build a foundation of effective leadership.
1. Do you understand what you are talking about? Competence is the most crucial aspect of a good leadership. Understanding what you are talking about shows your competence and ability. This competence develops a level of respect and trust, which make you a good leader. People will follow you because of competence and respect.
2. Are you reliable and trustworthy? Once they respect you as an individual for your competence, then trust follows. People trust you if you do what you say and live up the values that you expect them to live up to. Also, trustworthiness means being transparent and consistent about your intentions—not creating confusion between your word and action.
3. Do you care about your team? Leadership is all about people. So, if you want people to follow you, they need to see that you care about them and their needs–that you are leading them in the directions beneficial to you and your whole team. Genuine concern for the welfare of your team cultivates loyalty.
These are the three most important questions you ought to know to help develop leadership traits of competence, trust and loyalty. One way of showing you really care for your team is to watch them at work and see what you can do to improve their workplace and make it a more comfortable and enjoyable place to be. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
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