It is more complicated and harder for people to stand out among the crowds. Different personalities. Different opinions. Conflicting interests.
Here are 3 simple tips for standing out among the rest:
Leaders are the personalities who control everything, which often means planning and doing everything. This can cause resentment from others in a group, and it does nothing for team building and team member involvement. Empower others in the group to develop ideas toward the common goal. Once others feel that their opinions and statements are being considered and implemented, the more they will be excited about the task at hand and the more effective they will be as a team member.
One of the biggest things that leaders can do is take ownership—in all areas. This could be taking ownership of the results. Take ownership of the mistakes and poor communication you may have had regarding goals and directions, and ownership of knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Nobody expects a leader to be perfect and not make mistakes or know everything. The leader who can take ownership of the things he or she is capable of and has done will be miles ahead of the leader who thinks he or she knows everything, never makes a mistake, or has been a great leader at all times.
Confidence is not always the easiest thing to develop for everyone, but it is a vital component of being a great leader. Confidence demonstrates competency, allowing others to trust you enough to follow you and desire to be led by your direction. Posture, body language, and fluid communication are critical aspects of exuding confidence. So, take a deep breath, sit or stand up tall, and speak confidently!
Using these 3 tips are guaranteed to help you throughout your career!