We're back with our 'D' installment of Datavo's Business Leaders Attributes by Letter series. You can catch up by reading 7 Clever 'C' Characteristics of Confident Leaders.
Let's get started with the 'D's....
Being dependable makes your coworkers and employees respect you more. When people know you are going to be there when they need you they feel more comfortable. Being depended on will also make you more fulfilled.
Mediocre leaders understand that being diplomatic can be like walking a tight rope at times but great leaders have mastered the art of diplomacy. By not being overly defensive or immediately offensive you are able to see the big picture and get people to seek resolutions with the least compromise from all parties involved.
People on your team want to know that you will not waffle back and forth when making important decisions. Making well informed decisions and sticking to them makes a leader stick out.
Great leaders give off great energy. Being listless or talking in a monotone voice will not get people to pay attention to you. You have to project and command peoples attention and respect.
A great leaders knows when to take risks and when not to. Set yourself apart from the pack by not being ordinary.
When you team knows that you are diligent with your work they will follow suit. Being attentive to your work and employees will earn you more respect.
It's not necessary for you to have a delightful position to be a great leader but it will help. I've always love the saying you attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. People will be more willing to follow you lead if they like you.
To end the list, lets go over 7 'D' words that a dynamic leader would never want to be - diabolical, dull, dubious, despicable, degenerate, destructive, or deluded.
Feel free to leave any words you think we left off or would have on your own list in the comments. Make sure to look out for our next list of 'E' adjectives.