How To Be a Business Leader

Business is made up of many different types of people.  However, there are two categories you can put most people in business into, the leaders and the followers.  It is necessary to have this balance where some people rise as leaders and others stay back as followers of their respective leaders.  This does not mean that once a leader, always a leader, and once a follower, always a follower.  There is going to be a continuous shuffling of leaders and followers.  If you feel like you are a born leader, then this article will give you some tips on how to progress into becoming a business leader.

Step 1

Don't rush.  If you want to become a leader in your business, the last thing you need to do is rush it.  Instead of trying to lead right away, try following a leader whom you respect and can learn some things from.  This will help you understand how others lead and give you a mentor to look up to.


Step 2

Gain respect.  In order to be a leader, you are going to have to have people who are willing to listen to you and follow your orders.  No one is going to listen to you if they don't have respect for you.  Work on gaining the respect of fellow coworkers early on.  Do not act as if you have seniority over someone else, but rather that you are equals with him or her.  Listen to people when they have something to say, and you will gain their respect.


Step 3

Be a quiet leader.  One of the best ways of becoming a leader in business is to lead by example.  Being a leader is not all about having power and telling people what to do, but rather it is about doing the right thing.  Come in early and stay late.  Once other coworkers start to pick up on your positive behavior, you will notice that you have become a leader through your actions, not your words. 


Step 4

Be effective.  Once you have become a leader in your business, be an effective one.  Do not change your work habits or forget how you became a leader.  Lead effectively and groom others to become leaders themselves.  A great leader makes leaders out of others. 


The best leaders are ones who lead by actions and example, not by the power they have over others. 

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