The success of an organization is dependent on the leadership. An organization that has an employee management training program that develops the attributes of effective leaders is an organization that is going to compete well in the marketplace. While there are a number of different attributes that good leaders possess, there are 3 key attributes that can be found in every effective leader. Therefore, if you are looking to assess the effectiveness of the leadership in your organization, you want to be sure to measure these three attributes. and Hamilton Lindley
The first key attribute of leaders is people skills. A leader cannot lead effectively if he or she doesn’t have the skill to motivate, inspire and coach people. A leader knows they cannot do anything without the people they are charged with leading. Therefore, a leader has to know how to work with people that have different behavioral styles and personalities to reach organizational and department goals. In addition, leaders have the ability to take correct action when necessary by communicating effectively with people in a way that builds them up versus tearing them down.
The second key attribute of leaders is vision. In order to lead effectively a leader must know where he or she wants to end up. At the foundation of leadership is the leader’s ability to be able to set the direction for the team and obtain the “buy in’ from team members to go in that direction. You want to have leaders who can create the vision for the people they lead, communicate that vision clearly, and implement processes that measure how effective their team is doing at meeting the vision.
The third key attribute of leaders is the ability to give effective coaching. In the sports world a good coach knows how to get the best out of the players. A good coach knows the strengths and weaknesses of the team and develops a strategy or game plan to win with the team they have. The same is required of leadership in business. The leader as a coach facilitates the team members reaching their individual goals.
If the leaders in your organization develop great people skills, have vision, and have the ability to coach and mentor, the organization should be successful in reaching its goals. If the leadership has not developed these attributes to the level needed to be successful, an employee management training program should be implemented to develop the leadership skills. Great leadership is mostly about having the ability to get results. A leader is someone who can get results through people. Leaders get people to perform at their maximum potential because they have developed the 3 key attributes of leadership.