Sunday, June 2, 2013

7 Great 'G' Gages of Great Leaders

It's time of our 'G' installment of Datavo's Business Leaders Attributes by Letter series. You can catch up by reading 7 Fundamental 'F' Factors of Fearless Leaders.

Let's get started with the 'G's...

Gracious
The old saying goes, 'You catch more flies with honey than vinegar'. By being courteous, kind and pleasant with your employees and co-workers you will gain more respect and admiration, making it easier for you to lead your team.

Gifted
Gifted Leaders make an effort to also utilize the gifts of each of their employees. They don't look to only elevate themselves they look to make their team the best it can be.

Genuine
With so many knock-offs, fakes, cheap imitations and spin-offs it can be hard to find things or anyone that is truly genuine, especially with the saying, 'Fake it, until you make it'. Your team will appreciate you the more you keep things real with them.

Gutsy
When you show people that your are determined, courageous your spirit will shine through. You are able to make a tough call by assessing the risks and rewards, and then living with the outcome be it good or bad. 

Generous
Being generous does not always mean in a monetary way. Your employees and co-workers will take note and appreciate you more if you are always willing to listen to them and give some of your time. 

Grounded
Once promoted some people let the power go to their heads. By remaining realistic, sensible and unpretentious your team will trust and respect you more. 

Goal-Orientated
Most likely this is the characteristic that lead you the leadership position you are in. By sticking to the goals that you set and following through you stay focused and continue to move forward. 

Good-Humored
Being able to take a joke or laugh at yourself can be one of the most enduring qualities in a person. Knowing when things need to be serious and when a lighter side can be shown separates the exceptional from the mediocre leaders.

To end our list, let's go over 7 'G' words that efficient leaders would never want to be - gullible, greedy, grumpy, guilty, ghastly, generic, or gross.

Feel free to leave any words you think we left off or would have on your own list int the comments. Make sure to look out for our next list of 'H' adjectives. 

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