Jack Ma Exposes Top 6 Secrets of Great Leaders
Great leaders create a vision of the future and motivates employees to achieve effective increase in capacity and productivity. They make sure that the purpose and passion of team unity and business growth is maintained by showing interest in every employee.
Leadership success starts with understanding. Understanding your team members, your business as well as your vision and goals. Your vision gives your team direction to the goals. You develop this by understanding and influencing the people you lead. “In the competitive environment of business, being the best at what you do is good, making good decisions is great; but a clear, comprehensive understanding of the business environment you’re operating in is invaluable.”– Lolly Daskal
Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, as well as one of the most successful Chinese Internet entrepreneurs. He is often regarded as the “godfather of China’s scrappy entrepreneurial spirit”. Here are his six secrets of great leaders:
Leaders speak responsibility
If you’re not ready to bear responsibility for your actions, then I guess you aren’t fit to lead. All great leaders are responsible for their actions. They do it 100 percent because that’s who they are. To be successful at your leadership and have the full dedication of your team, you must stand up and lead the way. That’s how you command and motivate your team to follow.
Leaders do the right thing
What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. These two factors is the responsibility of the leader to decipher. A leader tells the team to do the right thing and takes responsibility for his decision. Successful leaders pay attention to details and command the right move for the team.
Leaders always stay focus
It’s your duty as the leader to give direction to your destination. You have to be focused. Your team are relying on your leadership to help them sail to the right direction. In the midst of challenges and setbacks, a leaders focus is paramount. It is what will help get the organization to the right direction.
leaders do bring people up
At the end, your leadership is more of developing other leaders. Followers believe more in leaders who make them want to develop themselves. What’s the difference between successful leaders and unsuccessful leaders? Simple, successful leaders are more concerned in raising more leaders who will be more successful than themselves. That’s one major legacy they leave behind.
Leaders believe in dreams
You have to believe in yourself and in your dreams. It doesn’t matter if you have started out or about to start out, believing in yourself and in your dreams is the first and most important factor to achieving the successful future you seek. Be dedicated. Be committed. Be focused. Set goals and begin to act on them.
Leaders talk wisely
You will agree with me that every word Donald Trump, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, and hosts of other successful leaders says, make news. Why? Because, as a leader, people keep track of your words. People are well aware of your position and that’s why leaders pick and choose their words. They speak wisely. Also, as a leader, people look up to you either as role model, mentor, or teacher. And your words can either mislead them or improve them.
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I am the Founder and President of Young Leaders Arena. Formerly I was the Chief Editor and program co-ordinator at Walktall. Author of the upcoming Book; Success Recipe: Start up Tool-kit for exceptional business growth. I have written numerous articles on both leadership, business start up, entrepreneurship. I have served as thought leader in many societies and organisations, including the Forum on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I obtained my post graduate from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt. I also have a Bachelors from the Delta State University, Abraka. Twitter & Instagram: @Charlessholokwu