Become a Successful Leader in 60 Seconds?

To become a leader in sixty seconds is it possible? You can, according to Tom Dee Hock, who discovered the Visa in Hock’s 60 Second PhD in Leadership . To be able to prepare yourself to be a leader, it is enough to think about who is the best leader you’ve ever met and who is the worst leader you’ve ever met.

Take the next step, for the worst leader ever encountered, list the habits of these leaders that subordinates hate and don’t want to do. I once conducted a survey to the subordinates of the store managers of a global retail company that has hundreds of stores in Indonesia, what is the most dislikes of store managers as leaders. First they give no unclear direction,So always ask for the job to be done but don’t tell the steps and jump straight to the results. The two leaders were not easily accessible, difficult to contact, often absent. Third, it does not provide opportunities for subordinates, a condition when subordinates feel that they do not develop under a leader like this. Disrespecting differences of opinion in the workplace, this is an example of a leader who only cares about his or her opinion and doesn’t care about the opinions of others. Not motivating employees is a further list of these bad leaders. With this condition, the quality of the leader makes the shop atmosphere very uncomfortable, morale decreases, many disappointments occur so that the number of employees who resign is large, so the target that must be set cannot be achieved.

If you learn to be a leader, don’t do these bad habits and you will certainly succeed in becoming a leader in a fast time. On the other hand, to become a successful leader, you need to register what good habits you have, are fun and should be emulated.

As a writer on leadership, there are 17 good habits of a leader that I list, from successful leaders.

  1. Provide clear instructions – Provide clarity of direction
  2. Defining  specific goals – Define specific goals
  3. Gives specific and immediate feedback– Specific & immediate feedback
  4. Mudah diakses – Be available & accessible
  5. Demonstrating fairness and honesty – Demonstrate fairness & candor
  6. Be able to make decisions on time – Be decisive & timely
  7. Providing opportunities – Giving opportunity
  8. Provide fair compensation and promotion – Offer an equitable compensation & promotion
  9. Exercise control– Possess control
  10. Motivate employees – Motivate employees
  11. Building commitment together – Build commitment
  12. Konsisten – Consistent action
  13. Have knowledge and expertise – Possess knowledge and expertise
  14. Want to undergo a learning process – Constant interest in learning
  15. Appreciating diversity in the work environment – Appreciate the diversity in the working environment
  16. Eliminating bureaucracy and promoting simplicity – Avoids / eliminates “bureaucracy” and strives for brevity, simplicity, clarity
  17. Creating concrete and positive change – Creates real and positive change

Indeed, in 60 seconds we will quickly register it and become a leadership expert, but becoming a leader who has 17 good habits of a leader requires persistence to be successful.


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