Sara El Kareh
Any people have negative ideas about their leaders at work. However, when a company has poor leadership, many employees refuse to continue working for its purposes. There are many different opinions about the main factors of being a successful leader. In fact, a successful leader should be a combination of several skills and qualities, whether regarding the character / personality or the style of work.
We should all agree on the fact that no one is perfect, including leaders. They are people who seek greatness and never tend to lose the passion for improvement. They have common beliefs, one of which is to have faith in their abilities and to recognize that every day they should learn something new.
On the other hand, leadership is not about focusing only on power and authority. Yet, one must never forget the importance of your work and business. Or else, one will lose influence and authority without even recognizing it.
Moreover, leadership is about continual success. This could be achieved by being able to lead a team and never failing to succeed. For example, in football, many players have led their teams individually to continuous success. Good leadership is defined by succeeding one time after the other. However, poor leadership might witness success from one time to another, but it is all about continuity.
Furthermore, a true leader is one who never avoids their team’s necessities, their employees’ needs and their colleagues’ requests or suggestions. Good leadership isn’t selfishness and self-improvement. It is not about the leader who can accomplish his/own tasks effectively. However, leadership is in the ability to influence others to do the same. The person who is capable of inspiring the team and motivating them to work harder towards achieving better results is the finest example of a true leader. Leadership is not spreading fear among the team. Many leaders consider them effective and influential; however, their actions do not show it at all.
To lead is to be effective, influential, considerate, wise, helpful, contagious… Great leadership doesn’t come without being part of the team, working hard on self-improvement or looking after one’s responsibilities and others’ interests.