The 12 Habits Keeping You From Being A Better Leader

Perhaps the most important habit of all is strategic resilience. The ability to bounce back. To be adaptable. Today’s rapidly escalating competition means leaders can no longer be stoic in waiting for “normal” times to emerge. Here a few habits from Smartbrief.

  1. Micromanaging tasks  – To be a more effective leader, you can’t micromanage — which can be particularly hard for perfectionists like me. The reason you hire people is to divide and conquer, not so that they can do something and then you can go fix it and do it better. Let them do their jobs, and if they mess up, explain how they messed up and have them do it again. Guiding them will be very important for the long run! – Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud 

  2. Crowdsourcing decisions – There has to be a balance, but when I purged the need to crowdsource every decision to my mastermind group, accountability partner, friends and colleagues, I became more decisive as a leader of the business. Getting feedback and opinions is important, but not at the risk of putting your business in the hands of people who have no vested interest in your success or failure. — Kelly Azevedo, She’s Got Systems […]

Read more What’s 1 thing you’ve done to be a more effective leader? | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs.


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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