There are some proven methods that help business leaders separate themselves from their peers. As we evaluate our management abilities around The Austin Focus HQ, we’re doing our best to emulate the following behaviors elite leaders use to their (and their teams’) advantage.
Simply being themselves is one thing the most respected leaders do from day to day. They know the value of authenticity, especially when it comes to what they don’t know. Being vulnerable with their team members earns more respect for managers, which is why we avoid putting on false fronts in our efforts to become successful leaders.
We’ve also noticed that the most successful leaders tend to recognize people who don’t call out for attention. In other words, these managers go out of their way to highlight team members who put their heads down and work toward big objectives with humility. In the process, these respected leaders inspire everyone else to be focused solely on delivering excellent results.
Top-flight leaders also make themselves available to their people, always listening to their ideas and concerns. We’re fortunate to have such leaders at The Austin Focus, because we know there’s always an outlet when we need our voices to be heard.
We’re refining these leadership behaviors to advance our development.