How to be a Good Leader
Nowadays, there are more and more leadership courses in the country, but what is not addressed first of all is precisely the meaning of leadership . Being a leader goes beyond the position or position superior to other employees/employees of a company, institution or corporation; leadership involves unifying all elements of a group to achieve a common objective or goal and for that, the leader has to know how to motivate each element of the team, which involves a lot of exercise and improvement.
A leader is never above his team, but in front of him! Being part of it and guiding it to success.
In the business sphere , the role of the leader is extremely important because it is their decisions and attitudes that will lead to the success or failure of a project or goal. Furthermore, it is necessary to make it clear that this leader differs from a boss ; a boss is characterized by adopting an authoritarian profile, is feared by other employees and does not inspire them to ask for advice, express ideas or clarify doubts; aims at profit instead of seeking a better performance from its team, does not motivate successes and focuses on pointing out the flaws of its “subordinates”.
A leader leads people and inspires them , unlike the boss, he is not feared but respected; has a motivating profile , gets involved in projects and seeks to achieve the best performance of his team, highlighting their qualities and looking for ways to minimize their defects in order to reach – together with their team – a certain objective.
The different types of leader
There is no one type of leader better than the other, the important thing is that he motivates his team and makes it happen!
There is no rule to be a leader but there are certain profiles that can be traced when it comes to good leadership. Despite the differences, each type of leader has one side or the other that may not seem positive at first, but there is no one type of leadership better than the other , everyone has their own use for a given moment, the important thing is that the team does not feel intimidated by their leader and look for in their image a person to look up to.
1) Leaders to be fearlessly followed: people with a more energetic and charismatic profile can come to identify with this typification; are usually involved in challenging and innovative tasks, always looking for fulfillment. By being in constant movement and concerned with finishing their goals, they end up forcing the limitations of their team members but always reach their goals together.
2) Routine leaders: with a more reserved and conservative profile, this typification tends to follow routine and like to maintain order; they are great at reproducing successful strategies but fail to analyze the constantly changing market due to their more methodical style.
3) Leaders who support: this leadership profile is more focused on team development and cooperation; seek results by encouraging the best of their team, acting in a more personal way and focusing on constructive participation. Its results are long-term because they always focus on monitoring the team, waiting until everyone is on the same wavelength.
4) Harmonious leaders: this profile does not seek to impose themselves or maintain control over their team, they are better suited to work with a high-level team, where the notions of responsibility and placement in the group are already pre-established, placing it more as a mentor seeking group consensus