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As industries grow in complexity, developing leaders and thinking strategically are key traits any organisation should have. This helps to meet the future demands and expectations in any industry. Being a leader of a company or organisation can be a daunting task, but there are certain traits all good leaders possess. These leadership traits can be learned and adopted by anyone. There are certain traits or attributes to help you stand out in your company to accelerate your career and develop your leadership capability.
A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn their ideas into real-world success stories. In this article, we explore the 3 key traits that help to develop your leadership capability.
- Future Oriented
- Take Responsibility
Great leaders think about where they are going and what’s ahead of them. They are optimistic about future opportunities rather than focus on the problems of the past. A survey revealed that 70% of staff chose “forward-looking” as a key leadership competency. Hence, staff look for leaders who are great visionaries that can create a better future. A great leader can figure out where the organization must go to succeed, evaluate ideas for pragmatism and determine if they fit the company’s core mission. Leaders focus on how people, money, resources and organizational capabilities will work together to move from the present to a desired future.
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch
Leaders must be positive if they are going to successfully inspire and motivate their team toward a goal. Hence, a leader is positive influence on others. Having a positive attitude creates great leaders as they are able to share their vision and excitement to the team. Great leaders are always positive because they know that it helps them, and their teams, be more productive and reach their goals.
A clear sign of a good leader is one who steps up and accepts responsibility each time. Great leaders see themselves as victors over circumstances rather than victims of circumstances. Leaders are also tasked with the responsibility to share the credit and take the blame. This indicates to the higher management that the leader is in control and ready to step up when things go array. Taking responsibility also presents an opportunity for leaders to rethink the role they played in producing the outcome. Instead of blaming others, leaders focus on the solution while growing and learning from their mistakes.
Developing Leadership Capability & Thinking Strategically is a 3-day training course held from 26-28 August 2019 (Kuala Lumpur). This short course is a delegate centric period of applied and experiential learning for the oil & gas industry. Designed to provide delegates with the core skills required of senior managers charged with the leadership of their business or business unit, it will directly contribute to your future role as leader within the sector as you will become equipped with a combination of skills that can be put to immediate use to support growth and change in a developing leadership capacity.