3 Sure Signs You’re a Good Leader (Even When You Doubt Yourself)

We all have those moments of self-doubt. As leaders, we constantly strive to inspire, motivate, and guide our teams. But how do we know if our efforts are truly making a difference? Are we actually a good leader?

The truth is, there’s no single answer. Leadership is a complex dance of skills, experience, and emotional intelligence. However, there are some key indicators that suggest you’re on the right track. Here are three sure signs you’re a good leader, even when those doubts creep in:

1. Your Team Thrives (and Grows):

A good leader fosters an environment where their team can flourish. This means creating a space for growth and development and taking calculated risks. Do your team members consistently deliver strong work? Are they excited about new challenges? Do they see a clear path for their professional development? If you answered yes, then you’re likely providing the kind of support that helps them thrive.

2. You Earn Trust and Respect (Without Demanding It):

True leadership isn’t about blind obedience or intimidation. It’s about earning the trust and respect of your team. Do your team members feel comfortable approaching you with problems and ideas? Do they openly share their opinions and perspectives, even when different from yours? A trusting and respectful environment allows for better communication, collaboration, and, ultimately, better results.

3. You Celebrate Successes (and Learn from Failures):

A good leader champions their team’s accomplishments. They recognize individual and collective efforts, fostering a sense of shared purpose and achievement. But they also understand that setbacks are inevitable. Do you create a space for open communication after failures? Do you use mistakes as learning opportunities for growth? You demonstrate valuable leadership qualities by fostering a culture that celebrates success and learns from setbacks.

Remember, leadership is a journey, not a destination. There will be challenges and moments of self-doubt, but by focusing on these key indicators, you can build confidence in your leadership abilities and continue to inspire your team.

If you are looking for more ways to develop your leadership skills, check out my blog post on Four Pillars Of Leadership: Building A Legacy Worth Standing On

What are your thoughts? In the comments below, share your experiences and what signs helped you identify strong leadership. Let’s continue the conversation and learn from each other’s journeys! If you’re looking for a speaker to inspire and guide your organization toward a healthier company culture, consider booking me for your next event. Also, don’t forget to connect with me on LinkedIn

#leadership #workplaceculture #employeexperience



Recent Posts

Why We Need Zero Tolerance for Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue that continues to plague organizations across various industries. It undermines employee morale, disrupts productivity, and tarnishes businesses’ reputations. Last month, we released “The State of the Workplace Injustice Report,”

Read More »

Five Ways to Identify Disengaged Employees

Disengaged employees are like a slow poison to an organization. Their lack of enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment can have a ripple effect, impacting productivity, morale, and ultimately, the bottom line. In the recently released “The

Read More »