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Three Leadership Traits

January 9th, 2018 · No Comments

When an interviewer asks what your greatest strengths are, do you respond with “I’m a leader”? Anyone can say they’re a leader, but do YOU have the evidence to back it up? First, you should probably think about someone who is a leader to you. What traits do they have? Is it that they’re respected? Do you think you’re respected?  Here are three traits that are considered leadership skills:

  1. Confidence. For just about anyone, confidence is key. But when you’re a leader, being confident shows that what you’re leading towards is worth paying attention to. It demonstrates pride and can be respected.
  2. With that being said, the second trait is respect. Perhaps it’s seeking the input of others and weighing their thoughts to better understand what you can do to better lead. If you’re trying to lead your work team to an idea that is best for everyone and the company, how can you listen to what people are saying to help lead them to the final goal? Leaders not only lead, they listen. When people feel like they’re being heard, they often reciprocate with respect.
  3. Delegation. Once you’ve found a good way to lead everyone to the final goal, make sure you delegate the responsibilities. A strong leader knows each individual’s strengths and should play on them. Delegation of responsibilities will also build trust between you and your team.

So the next time an interviewer asks “what’s your greatest strength?” are you going to prove that you’re a leader?

 

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