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Why Effective Leadership Means Maintaining an Open Mind December 8, 2017

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Why Effective Leadership Means Maintaining an Open Mind , Huntington, New York

Anyone can be a manager, but it takes a specialized outlook and personality traits to develop effective leadership skills. Rather than simply structuring and organizing the business, a leader must inspire, motivate, and empower the team. Perhaps, most importantly, to lead a truly successful business, they must always maintain an open mind to new and different ideas.

3 Ways Being Open Minded Leads to Effective Leadership

1. Foster Creativity

The most successful businesses are often genuine innovators. Rather than copying other business models, they develop their own creative strategies and campaigns. Creativity often means taking risks, which means a rigid leader who shuts down ideas will not suffice. A successful leader encourages employees to speak up and innovate, as doing so may completely transform the trajectory of the business for the better.  

2. Boost Confidence

effective-leadershipTo develop the next generation of leaders, the current manager must help employees develop the skills and confidence necessary to succeed. While effective leaders hold employees accountable for mistakes, they also provide ample credit and recognition for successes. An authoritarian leadership style will not inspire or empower employees, and having only one way of thinking is going to create feelings of doubt in your team. As such, rather than reprimanding, productive criticism is key. 

3. Build Strong Relationships

A leader helps put politics aside in favor of strengthening relationships and ultimately doing what’s best for the business as a whole. It’s important for these individuals to remember they’re working with a diverse group of people. While you may all have different viewpoints, if you can find common ground, you’ll build stronger work connections.


Crestcom KEY Alliance in Long Island, NY, provides leadership training courses that help businesses reach their goals and find success. If you would like to learn more about developing effective leadership skills, give them a call today at (631) 704-7300. For more information on their corporate training options, visit them online

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