Great leadership is not always brain surgery. Some essential qualities are actually no-brainers. In a slideshow for IT Business Edge, Toni Bowers shares some insights on the subject from Kavaliro’s Bill Peppler. These are some pretty obvious tips about how great leaders operate:
- They practice continuous learning.
- They delegate.
- They create a safe environment.
- They have superior problem-solving skills.
- They have a sense of humor.
About the first tip, Bowers shares this:
IT leaders don’t just stop their education when they get to their dream position. They take initiative to go above and beyond when it comes to learning new skills and earning certificates within the IT industry. Even though most leaders don’t even have time to think about continuing education, IT leaders need to make sure that they don’t get left behind in the tech world. It is imperative to continue to evolve as the industry is constantly changing. As new coding languages come out, learn them! Take an online class or head to your local college to stay ahead of the game.
IT leaders also delegate. They trust their team enough to know that the work that gets handed down will be completed at a good level of quality. They likewise know that they have established an environment in which experimentation is good and small failures are acceptable.
Hey, like I said, these are big no-brainers. But if you can embody these qualities, at least you know you are doing something right. You can view the full slideshow here: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/5-essential-skills-for-the-it-leader.html