Bohan and Bradstreet

April 2020


Leadership Assessment

Friday, April 10, 2020  by Bailey

 

There are a lot of different business models: centralized, decentralized, matrix, and virtual. There is the balance of in-house capabilities and outsourced venues. Leadership of people is critical to the success of the business and attainment of goals. Whether you are up for promotion, having a performance review or evaluating new employment, here are five key personality traits that superiors or new employers will be evaluating.

Honest & Integrity….having the respect of subordinates, peers and superior is critical for a leader, especially if you are impacting change, making decisions and driving the evolution of the business.

Delegation & Building Trust….a strong leader is an efficient delegator who enables subordinates, influences their growth, and facilitates teamwork. It is like an orchestra leader who can harmonize the musicians rather than having each playing their own tune.

Appreciation….showing gratitude leads to higher self-esteem and better results. Employees and business partners want to be recognized for their efforts and contributions. They want to be appreciated and valued. A pat on the back or a simple “Thank you” goes a long way.

Effective Communication….whether working with internal or external customers, subordinates, peers or superiors, be yourself and let your audience know who you are, where you are coming from, and what value you can bring to the conversation. Be authentic and visible.  Texts and emails can be misinterpreted. Learn to be a good listener to best understand another’s perspective and knowledge.

Being Influential….Leaders define the direction of the business and need to convince others of the need to change and evolve. This requires a logical and emotional approach that will yield cooperation, directions, and trust.

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