How to be a Great Leader
- January 24, 2018
Hello, #TeamAIA! It’s been a while since we’ve posted a blog. We are excited to kick off our blog for 2018, with plans to post more consistently on motivational topics that encourage you as you make your journey through life. As you know, our mission here at Attitude is Altitude is to spark passion, kindle hope and ignite change all around the world. Make sure to comment your thoughts below on this blog, and share what topics you’d like to read next.
Today, we are talking about leadership: why it’s important, and how we can be the best leaders possible to those around us. Leadership doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Leadership can be learned, though. We’ll share a few ways we can all cultivate leadership qualities! Consider this your leadership handbook. Of course, we don’t have enough space to discuss every single leadership tip in one blog post, but we will share a few general rules of thumb that all impactful leaders should follow!
One important mark of a great leader is the ability to adopt and embrace discipline in every area of their lives. Not all leaders are born with a Type A personality. As a matter of fact, many leaders tend to lean towards the creative, disorganized personality types. What has set them up for success is their willingness to learn the character traits that help leaders live lives of success and fulfilment. Character traits such as organization, a clear schedule, pre-planning, persistence, patience and of course, discipline.
- Hard Work
Leaders aren’t lazy. They prioritize their goals and value each of the 24 hours in a day!
They wake up early and go to bed early to ensure that are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to do it all over again the next day. They are committed to their craft and are intentional about reaching and achieving their goals.
- A Teachable Attitude.
Every great leader should have a teachable attitude. Many of the “greats” of our time displayed a commitment to improvement through experience. They were willing to fail and embraced correction. As leaders, we often struggle with receiving constructive criticism because of our pride. As humans, we all struggle with pride, but leaders can especially have a tough time finding balance in this area. Here at AIA, we believe that a humble, teachable attitude is one of the most vital character traits in the pursuit of great leadership. Be willing to mess up. Be willing to fail. Be willing to get corrected. It will take you further than you realize, faster than you can imagine. A teachable spirit will also inspire and help you gain respect from your team. We know this doesn’t come natural for everyone, but we assure you that it will pay off in the end.
We could talk about leadership all day, but hopefully these quick pieces of advice encourage and empower you this week! You are more capable than you realize, and have a purpose no one can take away. Remember that today!
We’re cheering you on—now go out and be great.
—Attitude is Altitude Team