Becoming a leader isn’t as easy as it sounds, it may be easy just to be delegated as a leader, but to actually have the qualities and the characteristics of a leader needs process and time. It has been proven that great leaders of startups all possess the same traits, whether it comes naturally or learnt, good traits are good traits. Learn these traits and maybe you will be a fit leader!
Leaders don’t keep thoughts and complaints to themselves, they explain it well to their employees. Having a vision of what you want is great, but do you know how to explain it to someone else? Leaders need to be able to clearly and precisely describe what they want to be done. With great communication skills, your team is guaranteed to work towards the same goal.
Every business will have its rise and fall, the future of your startup can be gloom and worrisome, but it’s your task to stay calm and maintain your team’s motivation. When a leader starts losing their confidence, the team will setback and feel the same. Damage control is done best with a calm attitude, so calm down and keep everyone working and motivated!
Having great public speaking skills is great, knowing what to say and when to say it is good quality. But what about listening and receiving feedback? Communication is a 2-way street and you should take turns listening, other than listening, interpreting other people properly and not taking everything personally is also a good trait.
Even after you have all 3 qualifying traits, it is not safe to say that you are capable of being a leader. You will need a team to back you up, a grand vision and also a supportive environment. We can’t promise to make you a leader, but we can contribute by being a supportive environment along your way to being a great leader.
In CoHive, we promote a collaborative culture and a working environment that is fit for all kinds of leaders. It is easy to say these things, but it will be better if we can prove it to you in person. So come along to your nearest CoHive to try out our coworking culture!