Every company needs an effective, stable and strong leader charging forward to bring new opportunity and know how to calm the storm when the time comes. If you are one of these people or would like to be one, check out the list of effective leadership traits.

Learn and Teach Always

Every leader needs to know how to learn effectively and consistently. Business is always changing as well as the industry. Also, learning is half of the battle–leaders need to know how to translate their knowledge into employee/communal language.

Be Nice

Employment is a different environment than it used to be. It is now a place where you must earn trust and value employees to keep morale high. Simply, be fair, be kind, and be understanding and these values will take you, your team and your overall company far.

Personal Responsibility

Building teams that are about the best for the group and making sure that as a leader you are taking accountability for what is your responsibility and allowing the team to benefit.

Consistently Simplify

If a company is working on too many things, sometimes things can get muddled and unfocused. It is important to always have your top three elements that the company is focusing on. No more.

Global Context

How does your company fit into the world? What does your company mean to business? Where do you sit in the ecological sphere of the business world? This is all effective and vital information to know as you are building and leading your business.

What’s your style?

Appreciate what you bring to the table as a leader and build on that. Make sure that you are always self aware to assure that you are staying on track and on board the effective leader train. It is easy to fall off of this and feel the need for change.

Manage by setting boundaries with freedom in the middle

The boundaries are commitment, passion, trust, and teamwork. Within those guidelines, there’s plenty of freedom. But no one can cross those four boundaries.

Detailed and Disciplined

Know all of the cogs and wheels and how they turn within the company sphere. No job is too unimportant, no facts are useless. Make sure that you have the most important ones written down in your brain and used as a way of doing business.

Time Management, Inc.

What are your priorities as a company? Define these and then set them into your daily tasks and goals that go into your planner so you are consistently aligned with them.

Be Straightforward

A good leader is able to correct assertively and move on. Make your corrections like smells–get them in and get them out. This will keep things open, fresh and leave no questions as to how you feel about something.