Not all famous leaders are alike, but they do share similar traits and habits that led to their wealth and success. Hard work, successful mentality, strong resolve — these factors all contribute to someone’s overall achievement and accomplishment.
I’ve put together a list of qualities and practices of great leaders that include tips to grow your business, tips for success, and just general characteristics that all great leaders share. Check them out now!
Here are 6 things great leaders ALWAYS do:
1) They take risks.
Nobody makes it to the top without taking risks, which of course isn’t much of a surprise. But that’s probably the number one trait the most successful people have in common. Don’t be afraid to try something new and unique, and ignore the negative voices around you. This includes your own insecure voice or the voice of naysayers that quietly try to discourage you or tell you that you’re crazy for trying.
2) They surround themselves with the right people.
Any good leader knows that not only do they need the right people on their team, they need people as smart, or smarter, in the positions around them.
A great leader is not intimidated by those more intelligent than they, rather they are energized, excited, and eager to learn.
3) They learn from their mistakes.
Another trait that all great leaders share is that they learn from their mistakes. It’s part of the journey of being successful. If you’re entering into a leadership role in any endeavor, you’re going to take risks and sometimes those won’t pay off. But you’ll dust yourself off, and get back on the horse - having learned what not to do, and what will make you a more effective leader.
4) They take “me time”.
Great leaders know that they need time to themselves to recharge, so they take it. They use this crucial time for self-care, practicing gratitude, relaxing, and partaking in activities that are inherently good for the soul. Not everything is about work, nor should it be.
The health of a company, country, or any creative project relies on the health of the leader, so “me” time is not selfish, but rather necessary.
5) They ask questions (and listen).
A great leader knows that their voice isn’t the only voice and that they don’t know everything. Asking questions and listening to what others have to say is vital to success. They know to make a daily habit of talking to the people around them and actively listening to what others think, feel, do, and say.
6) They are fair.
Similar to asking questions and listening comes the ability to be fair-minded, judicious, and practical. This doesn’t mean weak-minded or being a pushover - it means knowing what’s right and wrong, and following a fair and moral compass.
After using the Money Flow Meditation, previously hidden financial opportunities become clear to you (and often they were under your nose all along!). Your financial decisions become laser-accurate, your previously crippling self-doubt, fear and uncertainty disappear, and over and over, you find yourself in situations where the right people, circumstances and outcomes gravitate towards you.
Until next time, onwards and upwards! :-)
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.