As a professional working in the Human Resources field, Bisola Akinyemi has learned first-hand what an impact a good leader has on workplace morale and productivity. While a bad leader can incite resentment, anger, and laziness in staff, a good leader can keep a team organized, motivated, diligent, and accurate. Being a good leader is no simple task however, as it takes a considerable amount of experience and knowledge. Most importantly, a good leader has many distinct traits that help bring out the best in others.
One important trait for a good leader to have is honesty. While it is always important to set your ethics to a certain standard, when others look up to you for leadership and guidance, that standard must be even higher. As a leader, you set the standard for your employees not in what you say, but how you behave. Your actions define you, and people are good at sensing falsehood and insincerity. That is why honesty is such an important trait for a good leader.
Communication is also key to good leadership. You have to be comfortable delegating tasks and communicating clearly in order to get what you need out of your team. A good leader can communicate and delegate without seeming rude or indifferent.
Bisola Akinyemi has seen many cases where a good leader helps increase productivity in the workplace. It is for that reason that when Akinyemi is ready to open his own business, he is going to take a few leadership courses.