What makes a good business leader

What makes a good business leader. Here are some thoughts.

The top attributes of good business leaders can vary depending on the context and industry, but generally, the following three attributes are considered crucial:





Vision and Strategic Thinking: Good business leaders possess a clear vision of where they want their organization to go. They have the ability to set long-term goals and develop a strategic flight plan to achieve them. They are forward-thinking and anticipate future trends, enabling them to adapt to changing market conditions and make informed decisions that align with the company’s vision.

Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Effective leaders excel in communication, both in conveying their ideas and actively listening to others. They can articulate their vision, goals, and expectations clearly to their teams, fostering a sense of purpose and direction. They also encourage open dialogue, value diverse perspectives, and build strong relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Integrity and Ethical Behaviour: Good business leaders exhibit high ethical standards and integrity in their actions and decisions. They lead by example, promoting a culture of trust and honesty within the organization. They prioritize ethical considerations and make decisions that are in the best interest of the company, its employees, and the wider community. Their integrity builds the companies reputation and inspires confidence in their leadership.

Leadership is too big a concept to shoe horn into a list of three attributes. It’s worth noting that effective leadership encompasses a wide range of qualities and skills. Adaptability, resilience, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and the ability to inspire and motivate others are just a few examples of additional attributes that contribute to successful leadership in the business world.

What goes into your list for good leadership? Leading a business means overcoming obstacles – read more about how to overcome obstacles here.

A good book on leadership is this one by Simon Sinek – Leaders Eat Last