John Banks Jr | banksjr

7 Things Effective Leaders Do

Aug 10th 2010 at 10:59 AM

Can you learn to be a leader? Are leaders born to lead? Do some posess some special gene that 

makes them natural leaders and causes others to follow? Well my belief is that anyone can lead, anyone can follow and followers can become leaders. Now I have noticed seven specific actions that successful leaders carry out, regardless of the organization or cause they lead.

Leaders that stand out above the rest will.....


1. Create a feeling of importance in others. 

Will not have goals nor make decisions that are self-centered, they lead by example and know 

followers will are not interested but turned off by such. 

Center on building strengths and contribution.


2. They are vision builders. 

Because followers need a clear idea of where you're leading them. Leaders understand why having

goals is valuable. Want to be a leader? Provide a vision.


3. The golden rule is one they follow. 

They will treat followers the way they would enjoy being treated. Show me an abusive leader 

and you can be sure they've attracted few loyal followers. 


4. Quick to admit mistakes. 

If followers think you're covering up your own mistakes, they'll do the same. Unfortunately 

trying to hide mistakes creates a void and those doing such lack valuable information for 

making future decisions.


5. Privately give constructive criticism to followers. 

Praising publicly will serve to encourage others to excel. While publicly criticizing will 

only embarrass and alienate. 



6. Leaders are always close to the action. 

Knowing being visible to the members of their organization is important they enjoy talking to 

people. Attending conferences visit other offices and work sites. They will ask questions, and

observe how business is being handled. Leaders Often gain new insights into what works and 

find new opportunities for motivating their followers.


7. See competition as a game.

The competitive drive can be a valuable tool and used correctly allows leaders to set team 

goals, and reward members who meet or exceed them. All the while examining their failures, and 

celebrating with the group successes.

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Nov 6th 2010 at 1:06 AM by ecco1729
A good, well written and informative article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with others.
Sep 26th 2010 at 1:39 PM by philjansen
Thanks for sharing this informative article John, have a blessed day! -
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Aug 10th 2010 at 9:04 PM by GTBulmer
Hey, John: Great article highlighting 7 things effective leaders do! I believe as you do that anyone can lead, anyone can follow ... and followers CAN become leaders. They just have to have the desire and a little guidance – just as you have provided here.

I especially like your point #7 on seeing competition as a game: achievement is a journey that is always evolving and every step of the way should be enjoyed to the max! :-)

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