1) Accept honest criticism. Criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger - but it's a powerful tool of learning.
2) Listen to others. Even though you are the team leader and you make the final decisions, you should always ask your subordinates what their opinion is. Try to incorporate them whenever it's possible.
3) Can lead through any situation. When things get difficult, they can control their emotions and make decisions based on logic and fact.
4) Respect others. Not playing favourites with people and treating everyone the same -- no matter what class or rank he or she is in the organization chart.
5) Thanks and praises regularly. The words "Thank you" and “Well done” may take seconds to say, but mean so much and appreciated a lot by the receiver.
Leader or Boss? (Are you a leader or are you a boss?)
Although your position gives you the authority to accomplish certain power in the organization, this power does not make you a leader, it simply makes you the boss. Leadership differs in that it makes the followers want to achieve high goals, rather than simply bossing people around.
• A boss takes the credit for the triumph while the leader gives the credit to his followers.
• A boss says “I” ; the Leader says “We”.
• A boss demands respect ; Leaders gain respect
• A boss orders people around ; A leader leads by an example
With this, I would like to end our presentation on Leaders by stating that good leadesr are made, not born. The leadership qualities cannot be acquired in a few days or months. If you have the desire and willpower, you too can become a good leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.