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5 mistakes successful leaders know to avoid

By: Sidra Hassan

Leaders are the people who lead the way while their employees follow them. It’s necessary to set a good example for your employees because they will follow your step. An effective leader is always concerned about their employees and knows how to tackle a situation. Successful leaders develop a positive management style and encourage their employees.

Here are few mistakes that successful leaders know how to avoid:

  1. Think they know all

Successful leaders don’t think they are superior and they know everything yet they try to learn new things from their employees as well. They never assume that they have more knowledge than the people they lead. They encourage their employees to contribute new ideas.

  1. Lack vision

Dysfunctional leaders lack vision and are unfocused and uninspired. They will fail to progress in their leadership skills. Successful leaders have a strong vision and they know where they see their organization in future and hold their team members accountable for reaching those targets.

  1. Underestimate the importance of communication

Great leaders are good communicators because they’re genuine when they correspond and connect with others. Successful leaders say what they mean and mean what they say. They take time to communicate clearly.

  1. Uninterested in listening to others

One thing that employees feel is not being heard or their ideas and opinions aren’t considered which makes employees feel negative about their work. Poor leaders don’t engage in active listening and they don’t give any importance to the opinion of others.

  1. Fail to give useful feedback

Everyone craves for praise and appreciation, successful leaders know how to do it. They know well that appreciation keeps employees interested in work. They take time to generate useful feedback.

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