1. Be open to constructive criticism
First and foremost, be open to criticism because if you aren't criticized, you can never develop to be a great leader you aspire to be. When you are relaxed and pay attention to people, your followers will respect you, and in this manner, you can avoid a lot of potential mistakes that could have been made.
2. Develop good relationships
Move closer to people who you can learn from and ensure you have a solid and good relationship with them. Such people will teach you a lot from their wealth of experience, which will not cost you a dime, but rather all you need to do is to spend some quality time with them to learn.
Also, you need to maintain a good relationship which those who are your subordinate as these makes them feel respected and valued because being a leader is also to ensure they deliver well at their best. You can only get them to give their best through having a good relationship with them.
3. Challenge yourself
In this manner, you are able to try out new things, new ideas that can help to move the team and organization forward. Most of the time, changes are needed to move the business forward, and it takes someone who has a lot of courage to bring this to play, push yourself and see how far you can go.
This will go a long way to increase the respect you also get from your team because result matters a lot and when those ideas and information brings in positive result then you have achieved the aim to be being a great leader.
4. Be Responsible
The most important duty of a leader is to be responsible for everything; he is always held accountable when things go wrong or otherwise.
A leader starts to earn the respect of his followers by taking full responsibility, and this is one reason many people are not ready to handle the post of being a leader. The simple truth is that leadership and responsibility go hand-in-hand.
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