These days there is a lot of talk about leadership, particularly the importance of it in the business world. In order for your property management organization to function at optimum performance, you need strong, effective leaders at the helm. How can you identify those individuals who would be most likely to excel in a leadership role? Simple. Look for people who exhibit the following habits and characteristics.
They know how to prioritize
Running a busy property management company is no easy feat. Those in leadership positions must have the ability to prioritize what’s most important so that those things are always handled in the most effective, efficient manner.
They are tenacious
Great leaders have many things in common, not the least of which is a “can-do, never give up” attitude. Just because things don’t seem to be going as planned doesn’t mean everyone should just abandon ship. To the contrary, successful organizations are often built on tenacity.
They are team players
It’s been said that managers delegate and direct while leaders influence and motivate. They also lead by example. If you’ve got a few team players in your organization who seem to naturally inspire their peers, you’ve got the makings of some good leaders.
They’re always learning
It’s never too late to learn something new. There’s also never a point at which one does not have room to grow and improve. Effective leaders crave knowledge and are always looking for ways to better themselves.
They are decisive
Think about strong leaders in other areas, such as the military and government. What makes people trust and believe in these individuals is their ability to make a decision and stand firmly behind it. That’s not to say things must always be set in stone, but good leadership cannot be built on a foundation of indecision and second-guessing.
They empower others
Great leaders have the innate ability to recognize the strengths in others and foster those strengths for the betterment of the person, the team and your property management company as a whole. They also have the confidence to empower others to become leaders as well.
As we’re ushering in the New Year, now is a great time to assess your business and identify key personnel that can help drive your organization forward toward even greater success. Look for those individuals who embody the characteristics listed here and you’ll be well on your way to developing a team of strong, highly effective leaders.
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