What is the difference between a good and bad leader?

Good leaders should be constantly evaluating and developing their skills to become great leaders. Leaders should have the ability to influence and motivate others. They create visions and go on to inspire and engage people to turn that vision into reality.

You can often identify a bad leader through their lack of vision and their inability to motivate performance. A bad leader may possess a lack of character and integrity and will have bad communication skills.

“Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.” – Winston Churchill

Courage is one of the more important qualities of a good leader.  There is no certainty in life or business, so every commitment you make and every action you take entails a risk of some kind and this is where courage comes into play.

Good leaders don’t blame others when something goes wrong.  Instead, they focus on the solution and look at what can be done to rectify the situation.

The role of the leader is fundamental to both the day-to-day smooth running and the long term success of all organisations. The pace of change in technology, communications, customers and other areas has made these roles often seem more challenging and complex in today’s 21st century global marketplace.  It is evident that successful organisations get more from motivated teams than groups of individuals.

At BC Training we can offer a training course that will enable you to:

  • Develop skills that benefit your own and your team’s work performance
  • Manage the performance and motivate your team effectively
  • Use delegation and time management skills to achieve personal and team objectives
  • Increase your confidence and credibility as a leader