9 Ways To Recognize A Real Leader

Being a leader is quite the accomplishment, and one to be proud of. But, it is your duty to spot a leader when you’re looking for people who will enhance your company and always put their best foot forward. If you’re ready to learn how to spot leaders so they stop slipping through the cracks, these 9 ways are sure to help you.

Key Takeaways:

  • A real leader listens firsts and acts second. Someone who jumps to conclusions without first seeking to understand has made a fatal error—for themselves and their team.
  • It’s dangerous when someone claims to “know everything.” A good leader is ok with not having all the answers, and knowing that they will find the people who do.
  • A real leader gives constructive, not negative, feedback. There is a difference between “constructive criticism” and plain negativity. People who spew negativity aren’t doing anything to help anyone.

“To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of “leader.” It’s not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A leader is not a leader simply because he or she has been promoted. And a leader is not someone who sits in a position of management.”


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