This is a guest post by Robert Conrad. He is a former Business student who graduated cum laude with a 3.91 GPA. Much of his leadership skills were earned through his time as a manager, trainer and mentor for at-risk youth. In his off-time, Robert enjoys hanging out with his family and playing video games.
Three Traits That Separate Good And Bad Leaders
Have you ever had a horrific boss? I believe that we have all worked a job with a less-than-stellar leader at the helm, and we all wish that they would either get fired or change for the better. However, not all of us can put an objective finger on where or why the disconnection is occurring. A great list of the main traits that describe an effective leader can be found here. When these qualities are not observed, there can be sad and sometimes hilarious repercussions. Three traits that separate good and bad leaders and are extremely important are discussed below.
Good Example: Joe openly communicates to his staff letting them know where they stand and how their contributions impact the company. Joe’s employees begin to exhibit his behaviors due to feeling valued and cared about. The employees know exactly how their contributions bring value and a sense of accountability is fostered.
Bad Example: Seth doesn’t enjoy his job nor trusts his employees. As a result, he only tells them what he thinks they “need to know.” His employees can feel this tension and don’t communicate their questions or concerns. Thus, employees don’t feel valued, bottle up their emotions, begin to hate their job and ultimately seek other employment. The company also begins to suffer the rigors of a high turnover rate and heightened training costs to fill the gaps.
Ability to Delegate
Good Example: After successfully building a foundation of trust with his employees, Joe knows that he can trust their decision-making skills in all situations. Joe can confidently assign tasks to his employees and know that they will follow the example that he had set forth. [Read more…] about Three Traits That Separate Good And Bad Leaders