5 Traits Of An Effective Leader

Richard Couto once said “whatever their source, leadership begins with clarity about values, what one stands for and the roots of those values are imparted by a sense of  family, community and culture”. Here are some of the common traits of an effective leader.


1. Confidence

A great effective leader has to have confidence, when things go wrong everyone looks to them to solve the problem. You have to remain calm and confident that things will be fine and continue leading the team in their daily work.

2. Good communication skills

Without clear communication, your employees won’t understand your mission, goals, and vision. Communication should also be consistent in establishing work expectations, giving constructive feedback, and in training new employees.  With great communication, your employees will know exactly what they are working for, will rely on you, and will give their best effort for you.

3. Well Educated

Knowledge is power. Work to be well educated on community policies, procedures, organizational norms, etc. Further, your knowledge of issues and information will only increase your success in leading others.

4. Commitment

If you expect your team to work hard and produce quality content, you’re going to need to lead by example. By proving your commitment to the brand and your role, you will not only earn the respect of your team, but will also instill that same hardworking energy among your staff.

5. Honesty

The foundation of any relationship, both personal and professional, is honesty. People want to work for a leader they can trust−a leader that has morals, values, and integrity.

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