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Jobs & Employment Advisors

Nine tips to leaders
within different types
of organisations

1. A leader should be a good teacher and communicator.
The leader must be willing to teach skills, to share insights and experiences, and to work very closely with people to help them mature and be creative.

2. A leader must manage time and use it effectively.

Executives must discipline their schedules, their post, their telephones, their travel schedules and their meetings. Staying busy and working long hours are not necessarily a measurement of leadership effectiveness.

3. A leader must have technical competence.
Leaders must not only understand the major elements of their businesses but also must keep up with the changes.

4. A leader must provide vision.
Leaders must run efficient organisations, but they do not really serve the long-term interests of the institution unless they plan, set goals and provide strategic perception.

5. A leader must be visible and approachable.
In large organisations, leaders should spend no more than four hours a day in their offices. The rest of the time, they should be out with their people, talking to lower-level employees and getting their feedback on problem areas. They should be making short speeches and handing out awards. They should be traveling widely throughout their organisations.

6. Leaders should be introspective.
Leaders should be able to look at themselves objectively and analyse where they have made mistakes and where they have disappointed people.

7. Leaders should be dependable.
Reliability is something that leaders must have in order to provide stability and strength to organisations. Leaders must be willing to be flexible but consistency and coherence are important elements of large organisations.

8. Leaders should be open-minded.
The best leaders are those whose minds are never closed and who are eager to deal with new issues. Leaders should not change their minds too frequently after a major decision has been made, but if they never reconsider, they are beginning to show a degree of rigidity and inflexibility that creates problems for the organisation. 

9. Leaders should have a sense of humour.
Leaders should let people know that life is not so important that you can't sit back occasionally and be amused by what is happening. Humour can be a great reliever of tension.

Source: Jobs & Employment Advisors


skills: abilities that have been acquired by training (habilidades)
to share insights
: to share clear or deep perception of a situation (compartir ideas)
to help them mature
: to help them grow up and develop (ayudarles a madurar)
schedules: organized plans (programas)
staying busy
: keeping busy (mantenerse ocupado)
keep up with: keep informed (estar informado o actualizado con)
long-term interests
: long-run projects (intereses a largo plazo)
: if not (a menos que)
set goals
: set objectives (establezcan los objetivos)
: accessible (accesibles)
lower-level employees
: employees occupying positions with a lower rank in the company range (los colaboradores de menor rango)
speeches: oral communications (conversaciones, discursos cortos)
handing out awards: distributing awards (repartiendo premios estímulo)

traveling widely: traveling a lot (viajando intensamente)
introspective: examining own sensory and perceptual experiences (introspectivo, analizar en profundidad)
disappointed: failed to meet the hopes or expectations of (decepcionado, defraudado)
dependable: worthy of reliance or trust (seguro, confiable)
reliability: dependability; the trait of being dependable or reliable (la confiabilidad)
strength: effectiveness (fortaleza)
willing to: disposed or inclined toward (dispuestos a)
open-minded: broad-minded; ready to entertain new ideas (razonables, liberales, abiertos)
eager to deal with: anxious to handle (ansiosos por manejar)
issues: topics (temas, tópicos, asuntos)
major: of greater importance (muy importante)
amused: entertained (entretenido)
reliever: something that calms and pacifies (aliviador)