What Makes a Good Leader?


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I was asked the other day what makes a good leader. I started thinking of three things:
Vision, values and goals.

  1. The “vision” of any organization is most important and the leader has to take responsibility for communicating that vision clearly. The leader needs to share the vision through words, data and emotions.
  2. The “values” are also important and the organization needs to be agreement between all the values within the organization. What ethical and business criteria are supposed to be used in making a decision. This allows for anybody in the organization to make a decision based on this criteria pretty much the same way anybody else would.
  3. Lastly, there has to be a time ordered sequence that reflects the priority listing of what “goals” are the most important at any point in time.

Next steps to become a better leader:

  1. What is the vision / purpose of your organization?
  2. Reinforce the values of the organization.
  3. Keeping track of the ever changing priority goals.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jason Swenk
Hi, I'm Jason Swenk. I started my career jumping into the Internet boom in 1999. I had a great passion for technology and marketing, so I started a digital agency. In 2011, I was lucky enough to have my agency acquired and then just 7 months later got acquired again by a public company. What a ride! "My goal of developing this content, is to provide valuable advice that provides immediate actionable steps you can do right now that will make a difference in your business. "


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