In the book Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill lists “A Pleasing Personality” as one of the major attributes of a good leader. He states that Leadership calls for respect and says no one will respect a leader who doesn’t grade high on the factors of a pleasing personality. I suggest that being able to relate to others is a component of a ‘pleasing personality’.
A leader should be visionary in their approach to leading their team. He or she should conduct proper research that allows them to better direct the team in executing the tasks at hand. Once a leader has set an expectation based on study and research, they can more clearly communicate that with their followers. A Leader is not effective if they don’t posses the proper perspective to motivate their team in a shared vision.
This post is part of a series on Leadership presented by Dr. Carmen April. She is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is currently a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow – Nashville Chapter. Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Entrepreneurship for college students and young professionals.