There are four core key competencies for supervisors, middle managers, senior managers, and top executives. They are:
Inspires and motivates others
Displays high integrity and honesty
Solves problems and analyzes issues
Drives for results
Think about your life. Did you have a boss that uplifted you, inspired you and motivated you? Or did they do just the opposite? Did they hold true to their word and live in a place of honesty? Were they there to help you solve problems or did they happen to, or seem to, make more issues? Did they encourage you to find results and help you get there? That is the kind of leadership we all want and need.
Someone who made you better by being around them.
Think back to your leaders in your life. You will know for sure if they had those 4 characteristics.
So how do you become a leader like this?
Speak life into them
Bring up things that will help them reach their goals but allow them to find the answer on their own
Ask them questions about how it is going
Do what you say you will do even when it is hard to keep your word
Always be honest
Be a problem solver not a problem giver
Allow other to share their opinion
Ask if they are open to feedback
Collect data, fact and figures before making any rash decisions
Know the goals
Identify the steps to get there
Plan a celebration for the win
Include others by giving praise and recognition
Give verbal praise whenever possible
You can practice their leadership traits at work and at home. Try it with you family and see what happens. You might find a happier home as well as a booming business. Let me know how it goes.