Rocco knows a little bit about what makes someone a good leader. He did an interview based on this subject. You can read more from his interview here.
What does make a good leader, anyway? Well, Rocco touches on 5 key factors he feels are very important to have down below. You can read more on this subject at this link here.
1) Listen to what others have to say. This goes for opinions you do not like. You have to listen to others people outside of your own voice. Listen more and talk less. Most good leaders tend not to be very talkative. When they do speak, the use short sentences and do not repeat themselves. There are concise and to the point.
“God gives us two ears and one mouth for a reason”.
2) Be the example you want to be. Be the change you want to see in others and the world. Be willing to put your money where your mouth is. Good leaders are willing to make any great sacrifice on the front lines. This requires more work on your part. This requires more action. The more others see you do something, the more they will want to emulate it.
“Actions speak louder than words”.
3) You have to be passionate about what you do. I write for a living. I love to do it. It has always been my dream. Those who do not enjoy what they are doing need to find a new line of work. Good leaders do what they love. Their co-workers see this and want some. It is infectious.
4) Be sure of the decisions you are making. Good leaders make a choice and stick with it. They do not waiver to public opinion. They do not waiver to undecided votes. They do not waiver under most circumstances. There are times when a good leader will make a compromise for the good of their company. Be confident in what you do. Confidence is attractive. It is attractive in others. Those who are unsure of what they are doing do no last long.
5) You need only interfere when you need to. Most good leaders trust their team to do the job they are hired to do. There are times when a good leader will make some simple suggestions, but that is it. Good leaders know when to get involved and when to leave it alone.
6) When you make a mistake, take ownership of it. Do not make excuses or blame others for what you have done. Your team is there to follow you. They will start making excuses and blaming others when you do it. Set a precedent for yourself and others. Take responsibility when you need to and know your own limits.
“Only I know what my strengths and weaknesses are. Only I can know when to walk away”.