Sunday, 13 September 2015
Are You a Good Leader? Six Signs You Need Better Leadership Skills
The bad boss stereotype: a shouting, red-faced and arrogant person, publicly shaming subordinates, tearing up reports heartlessly, and always on the hunt for someone to bully at whim. While some managers do fit the above description, more often than not, bad bosses are well-meaning people who are not entirely aware of their actions. If you’ve ever felt the need to improve your leadership skills (or lack thereof), here are six indicators worth noting. 1. Do you admit to your mistakes? Managers often feel the need to project authority and confidence, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Claiming accountability for one’s mistakes, however, should not be seen as a sign of weakness. At all times, weigh your decisions carefully and see whether they serve the greater good rather than your ego.