Leadership qualities are hard to define. Everyone looks for different strengths in a boss. And yet, everyone knows when they are being badly managed. If company leadership is weak, static, or uncaring, the company as a whole will suffer.
The best bosses have the following characteristics in common:
- Tenacious—Great leaders face issues at their organizations head-on. They aren’t afraid to take risks and push for a better future. They aggressively pursue better outcomes, but never at the cost of their team.
- Collaborative—No one is better than everyone. Every new worker added to a workplace brings skills, experiences, and fresh perspectives. While some personalities may occasionally clash, it’s a leader’s responsibility to influence productive teamwork.
- Positive—Negativity can be felt. Once a work environment is polluted with anxiety, regret, and pettiness, work comes second. Bad days happen, but they can’t be allowed to degrade the efforts of a company.
- Dynamic—Suitable superiors are constantly evolving. If they realize something isn’t working, they refine their approach until they find what works best for their team. Leaders are open-minded and welcome constructive criticism, even from subordinates. They have a clear understanding that they aren’t perfect—because no one is—so they constantly strive for improvement.
- Passionate—Leaders without passion are like dull knifes—they just don’t cut it. Quality leaders don’t focus solely on bottom-line financials. They are deeply invested in the success and satisfaction of their workforce.
At Pocket Nurse, we empower all of our employees to be entrepreneurial. From the newest intern to the company president, Pocket Nurse tells employees, “Use your best judgement everyday,” allowing them to make real, lasting impacts within the company. Because of this, Pocket Nurse has been successful for nearly 25 years and will continue to enjoy significant growth now and in the future.
This is a post from Anthony Battaglia, President at Pocket Nurse.