I have been thinking a lot about what makes a good leader and I realize that all good leaders have two important qualities: strength/confidence and great communication skills. Let’s be clear, I do not think that dictators are good leaders, even though they usually possess both of those qualities. Inherent in a leader’s strength is their ability to listen to people and take all kinds of feedback into account. At the same time, their communication skills must be a tool used in convincing everyone of any decisions being made.
As we all start a new week in the office, look around at your managers. Are they good leaders? What skills do they possess? I’ll bet any managers that you don’t consider good either aren’t strong or communicate poorly.