10 Rules and Regulations of Leadership

People within business are required to have leadership ability. Having leadership ability means that you have an exceptional student mentality; In order for you to lead, you should be able to still learn from others. However, when learning from others doesn’t come easy, here are 10 rules and regulations of leadership to follow:

  1. Lead by example. At MGA Business Consulting, we strongly believe in leading from the forefront. If you tell one of your team members that they have to make necessary changes in their lifestyle in order to be successful, you should be living by that example. Holding yourself accountable for your goals, will naturally lead other to want to follow. Eventually, leading others in this sense will make yourself replicable in that goal oriented mindset, and your people will be more driven.
  2. Be Prepared. As a leader, you’ve picked up what is expected of you. Your next point is to realize how to successfully achieve all of those things in one clean swipe. Being a leader is also admitting what your weak points are and taking the precautions to avoid those hurdles before you get there. Weather that’s knowing you need at least two cups of coffee before entering the workplace, or sleeping at least 9 hours, you must come to terms to what’s necessary for success.
  3. Maintain a Great Attitude. “I want a positive work environment” is something I have noticed to become a more common demand. People are attracted to positive energy. Having a great attitude around others is going to automatically get them in a great mood as well. If there’s a hiccup in the day, your job as a leader is to show them that those things happen, and it’s alright. You move forward, keep going, and achieve your goals. Having a great attitude serves as great motivation for others.
  4. Building the right relationships. Company culture is an extremely important aspect to any company’s growth. Leaders of an office are examples of what the company stands for. That is why it is so crucial for leaders to have the right impact and relationships with both new starts and those wanting to be leaders. As a leader, you are not going to have the same relationship you have with one, in comparison to another. You want to make sure each is learning what they have to, in that point of their development.
  5. Understanding the Opportunity. Explaining the opportunity you have at your disposal, is half of the battle. Getting someone to fully understand it, is the other. Now that you are in that leadership role, you can explain to a new start “I started there, and look what I’ve achieved” If you can do it, why can’t they? They have the exact same resources available; the only difference is their commitment level.
  6. Integrity. “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” If you realize you made a mistake and correct it, you will not make that same mistake. Being a leader, you must come to terms that there is always something you can work on. You can always learn something else from others, and nobody is perfect.
  7. Celebrating Small Victories. Once being promoted to that leadership role, you may not have someone there to constantly tell you that you’re doing a great job. You are expected to be able to coach and develop others. That doesn’t mean you should take time aside from recognizing your victories. Setting a small time aside in your day to appreciate what you’ve accomplished is important, because you build up your confidence.
  8. Consistency. An inconsistent manager is never taken seriously. If you tell one person that you handle a situation a certain way, you must follow through. Being lenient in your choices for some situations or certain people could potentially make you look unsteady. People will not want to follow someone who isn’t consistent in their policy or beliefs, simply because they may feel like they can’t trust them with their opportunity.
  9. Time Management. Balance. You must be able to weigh out your chores to do for the day, and prioritize. Knowing what needs to be done first, how much time it will take, and when you have to get it done by, is going to save you a lot of stress. As a leader, you will have a lot resting on your shoulders. Organize your time, just like money management, and you will see that it will start to look like smaller piles scattered across the day, instead of one big scary mountain.
  10. Communication. I believe this to be the key rule. Without clear communication, things can very easily be taken out of context and start a downward spiral. Having an understanding with your team that you are here to guide them, will make them feel at ease. Your team will be able to come to you for any questions or concerns, work related or not. People in leadership positions are usually seen as “Bosses” not “Leaders”. In this business, we are here to train and develop people, so they can provide that same opportunity that was once given to you.

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