Ever wonder what it takes to be a great leader?
Curious if you have amazing leadership qualities?
If so, you're not alone! Not long ago I was questioning whether or not I was a good leader. I have a growing and very engaging community the Fearless Entrepreneurial Women Facebook group, and there have been times that I questioned if I was enough.
Can you relate?
And here's the thing I realized, on those days I felt less than enough they were the days I was worried about being a people pleaser. I was freaking out about people leaving my community because they clearly didn't like me or so I thought. I would worry when I had days where engagement was low and I'd be thinking that I just must stink at this leadership thing. Man mindset can be one tricky little bugger!
Once I stopped overreacting, got my poop in a group and focused on what I was truly offering my community, following, clients, friends and loved ones, it all became crystal clear.
I jotted down qualities of leaders that I admire and found similarities in what they share. From there, I identified my own unique qualities and matched them up to these other great leaders. And guess what? I really am an amazing leader and I bet you are too!
Here are 7 signs that YOU are an amazing leader:
YOU'RE A GREAT LISTENER
Does everyone come to you for advice because you're an amazing listener and give phenomenal advice? If so, this is one key indicator that you're a great leader! When others seek you out for advice, that means they value your opinion and you are their go-to person for any help that they need. They trust your judgment and advice by confiding in you. Be proud of that! Not many possess this quality.
YOU'RE NOT A "BEAT AROUND THE BUSH" KIND OF GIRL
Do you friends and loved ones tell you that sometimes what you say cuts like a knife? If so, that's ok! You see, you are straightforward and like to tell it like it is. This is a rare quality to have because it takes a tough person to be able to share the hard cold truth with their friends and loved ones. Sure you could sugar coat it and soften the blow, but is that really serving them positively? Now don't get me wrong, not everything needs to be told like it is; however, use your best judgment because if it'll benefit them in the long run to hear the truth you both are better off.
YOU BELIEVE IN EQUALITY
Do you treat everyone with respect? It doesn't matter who they are, how much money they have if they have a disability or something else going on you treat them all the same which is a beautiful thing. Regardless of your feelings and no matter how much of a hot mess your life is you have learned to compartmentalize it all and focus on serving others and being respectful. Pat yourself on the back for this one because legit very few people can do this.
YOU EXUDE CONFIDENCE
You know you're not perfect and are totally ok with it. You are confident in your own way and relish in the fact that the opinions of others don't matter to you. You're able to make decisions easily. You aren't afraid to make mistakes and own up to them as well. You like to give credit where credit is due even if that means the spotlight won't be on you. And you're willing to ask for help from others because you have an open mind about it all. Confidence is beautiful, embrace it!
YOU'RE A "GLASS HALF FULL" KIND OF PERSON
Do others tell you that you're a bubbly person or that you brighten a room with your presence? If so, smile because this is amazing! Your positive attitude and high energy are infectious. People can't help but want to be around you and soak up your energy because you are a ray of sunshine. You're able to find the silver lining in every dark and dreary situation which is extremely helpful to those that like to be Eeyore. Live it up girl for being the rainbow on someone's rainy day!
YOU'RE NOT SELFISH
Do you stop what you're doing to help others without much thought? If so, you're a sweetie for doing so. Great leaders help others without expecting anything in return. They're not afraid to stop what they're doing to lend someone else a hand. You're generous and have a huge heart. Others have likely said that you wear your heart on your sleeve. Sound about right? Continue to be a servant leader. God will reward you for your generous heart.
YOU INSPIRE OTHERS
Do others often tell you that you inspire them or that your story is so inspirational? Girl if so, eat that up! An amazing leader inspires others to become the best version of themselves. It's POWERFUL! As a leader, you're able to take what you know and share your knowledge with others without hesitation. You have a desire and patience to help others grow and that is a beautiful thing. Being a leader you're making a significant impact on the lives of others. Be proud of that.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
Now that you know my 7 signs that you're an amazing leader, did you pass the test? Are you a great leader that is going to make an impact on this world?
Kindly share in the comments below: How do you show up as a leader daily and inspire others to make an impact?