Randy Asbell is Vice President of Sales for Stuart & Associates, a retail consulting firm specializing in Sales and Margin Growth Programs and Returns Reduction Programs.
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” - Warren Bennis
As the name implies, visionary leaders are great at creating a positive and inspirational vision about the future of their organization. They are also effective at conveying their vision in an engaging manner that attracts committed followers. They understand the “goals and dreams” of each player on their team and find ways to inspire them to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Feeling motivated by this approach often creates a sense of solidarity and security within the organization.
Every great leader is defined by the characteristics they demonstrate. Each learned characteristic can be improved as you further your development. The following characteristics can assist your improvement and ongoing development on the path to becoming a great leader. As you begin this journey, don’t be too critical if you struggle with some or most of these. Growth…any growth takes time. This is part of an ongoing series with the end goal of developing you into a great leader. Once you start practicing these leadership traits you’ll be impressed with the results from your team….and yourself!
The 7 Characteristics:
1. Great Communicator
4. Passionate and ability to motivate others
5. Developer of people
6. Leads by example
7. Holds team and themselves accountable
Characteristic #1: Great Communicator