Great leaders from generations knew how to be good leaders, and by following some of their advice this may help you become a more effective leader.
10 Leadership Principles
1. Focus on who you are- character
Albert Einstein emphasized the importance of character rather then intelligence, he said having confidence, being persistent and being passionate would lead to a more reliable and trustworthy person.
2. Simple Communicate between all
Confucius said people comment on making things difficult when it is actually simple. Conveying difficult messages in the most simplest way is key to a good leader
3. Instead of talking just get on with it
Benjamin Franklin was all for doing rather than talking about things. Effective leaders are people of action.
4. Never take the easy option
Nelson Mandela always stuck to what he believed and never took the easy option of leaving prison for the offer of giving up his fight to free his people.A true leader does not give up on principles.
Aristotle believed a good leader is someone who is also a good follower.
6. Be honest and Admit
A good leader is someone who is only human and admits when they don’t know something, and is able to laugh at themselves. This was something Shakespeare wrote that a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
7. Leverage jobs
Mother Teresa was always asking others for their help, she realised that working alone wasn’t enough. Effective leaders are to have the vision of working together will achieve better results.
8. Don’t beat around the bush
Abe Lincoln was a lawyer, he believed in being honest and if you can’t be honest then resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. People would rather you be straight with them rather than beating around the bush.
Gandhi said that forgiveness is the attribute of a strong leader. All people make mistakes, leaders today are quick to judge but with encouragement and support this will help deliver strong end results.
10. Stay calm
As leaders people look to you for assurance, if you are in panic mode and nervous this will create an uncertainty among the team. John Kennedy could stay calm during manic moments and this made a huge influence on his team and clients. Being calm shows you have the confidence and belief in the situation.