Leadership is a focal point for everyone on Team Mammoth Marketing. Even those of us who have already reached management level aspire to improve their leadership abilities. During our ongoing pursuit, we’ve discovered that certain foundational traits shape the most successful leaders.
Let’s begin with integrity. It’s a core Mammoth Marketing value. It just so happens that all effective frontrunners are committed to it. This dedication is reflected in their actions. They communicate clearly, honestly, and openly. They hold themselves responsible for their commitments. They always share credit with their people. As a result of such integrity, people can trust their leaders – and feel valued by them.
As an extension of their integrity, great managers also treat others with respect. Jeffrey Katzenberg is the former chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Studios and Dreamworks Animation respectively. He says, “…If there’s leadership, it means there are followers, and you’re only as good as the followers. I believe the quality of the followers is in direct correlation to the respect you hold them in. It’s not how much they respect you that is most important. It’s actually how much you respect them. It’s everything.”
Improve your leadership potential by practicing integrity and respect at all times. Once you master these basics, your progress will be smooth and fulfilling. To learn about more traits of top-tier managers, like Mammoth Marketing on Facebook.