What Makes An Effective Leader

What Makes An Effective Leader – 4 Tips To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Learn what makes an effective leader with these 4 valuable tips. Improve your leadership skills and get more out of your team and gain their respect.

Mark Ford

Mark Ford

Hello, Mark Ford here, home business coach and today I am going to give you 4 valuable tips on what makes an effective leader.

As a home business owner for many years, and having a publishing company with a team of 11 people, I have great experience in people management so I know what makes an effective leader to get the most productivity from my team.

Also I lead an elite mastermind group within a digital experts academy, where we have high calibre individuals coming through on their way to developing the skills to become professional digital marketing experts and online home business owners.

So, I thought it would really help you if I shared some tips on how to improve your leadership skill sets.

Before I do though, let’s look at what you have to do as a leader within your company or group. As a leader you will have to make some really tough decisions, you need to be decisive and the buck will stop with you.

You have to be a source of inspiration for your outsourced workers in order to get the best out of them, and keep their motivation levels high.

Your personality will have an impact on your leadership. It is no good being really likeable and not being able to make a decision, and stand by it, also there is no point making snap decisions with thinking about them and being stand-offish or unapproachable.

You will have to try and find a happy medium, so when I think about what makes an effective leader, I would look to see if anyone has the following traits in their leadership skills. Read on to learn more…

What Makes An Effective Leader – 4 Leadership Rules To Stick To

what makes an effective leader

What Makes An Effective Leader

Time To Get Your Hands Dirty – Actions speak louder than words.

As a leader you should be prepared to do more than your team players. Never ask someone to do something that you are not prepared to do yourself, and make sure that you put the time in.

When your employees, or team members see you do this then you will earn the respect from them and they will then work harder.

Don’t Play The Blame Game – No one likes anybody who passes the buck. We have all experienced it in someway, someone who makes a mistake and does not take responsibility for the actions.

A great leader takes responsibility for themselves and also for the team. Even when a mistake is made by a team member, the leader takes it on the chin and people will respect you more.

Don’t Take All The Credit – When things go well make sure that you recognise your teams efforts. Don’t you just hate it when you have suggested something, it works and then someone else takes all the credit for it.

Great leaders understand that success comes from a group or team effort, they don’t pass it off as their idea. Also make sure that you give praise to the individual as this will make them respect you just a little bit more.

Constructive Criticism – Whatever you do, don’t criticise or discipline somebody in front of your team members.

Criticism is sometimes necessary, but there is a time and a place to do it. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism but do it in a way where you explain what had gone wrong and how you can improve things to make sure it does not happen again. If you do it like this then you will not been seen as attacking the individual.


All of these tips that I have shared with you contributes to what makes an effective leader. If you adopt this traits, then I am sure you will get more productivity from your team members, as well as gaining their respect for you as a leader. If you would like any further information on how to improve your leadership skills then please contact me here.


I wish you every success in running your home business from anywhere in the world and working on your leadership skills at the same time.

Mark Ford

Mark Ford

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