Importance of Leadership and Characteristics Of An Effective Leader

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit,” said Arnold H. Glasow, one of our founder and mentor’s heroes.

Leadership is very important to grow a business and to lead the employees effectively towards achieving the common goal. Companies demand skilled and talented leaders who can help the business in increasing their productivity and engagement, and also provide effective sales reports for the business. But there is not a single way to lead a team effectively, it requires a lot of unique characteristics that allow the leader to manage and organize their business.

In order to retain your employees, satisfy the customers, and improve the company’s performance, an effective leader is required.

Here are some characteristics of an effective leader:

Ability to influence others:

A good leader starts their role by creating a unique vision for the company and setting some achievable goals for their employees to track their work performance. When a leader provides honest feedback to their employees then it will make the employees form trust with the leader. This will allow the leader to influence their employees to share their opinions and ideas for the company freely and use their ideas to form a strong strategy for the company’s future growth. Employees will feel that their voice really matters in the business and they will work hard to provide better results.


Leaders should provide clear and transparent information about the company’s vision and objectives to their employees so that employees can understand what their work is and how to complete that work. Miscommunication can make employees confused about their work tasks and it can damage the work quality in the office. The easier employees can understand their role, they will be able to contribute to the company’s success individually. This will increase productivity and engagement at the workplace.

Encourage risk-taking and innovation:

The ability to take risks is necessary to become successful. But a leader is well aware that taking risks can make or break the business. Leaders should guide their employee’s proper skills of risk-taking ability so that they can able to identify future issues that may occur in the business and can take risks accordingly. Leaders will encourage their employees to show their innovative skills in taking a risk that can help the business to gain better growth.

Values and ethics:

Successful leaders are always honest with their work, business, and employees. They value their work ethics and will never use the wrong path to achieve greater profits. Honest leaders do not offer false promises to their clients or customers and make sure to stay focused and determined in their work to meet the need of their employees. Also, leaders will encourage their employees to stay honest in their work to earn respect and loyalty from others.

Neil Mitchell Insurtech, co-founder of Player’s Health and a successful business leader who is lately been working with many small entrepreneurs in growing their business to a better level. Neil Mitchell Risk Insurance uses a strategic and forward-thinking – out-of-the-box approach to solving client problems and discovering untapped blue ocean opportunities.

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