What makes a great leader? Power, ambition, luck, talent, or anything else?

Whatever your answer is, a good leader is not someone who only leads or has the mentioned traits, but someone other people want to follow.

So what is the importance of leadership in a business?

Leadership and business go hand in hand. For any business—big or small—leadership helps to maximize efficiency, as well as help to attain business goals.

Providing guidance

At times employees need advice and meaningful guidance on how to perform specific job tasks.

This is where a great leader plays a crucial role.

By providing efficient guidance, managers can act as a support system that helps employees to develop and grow.

Encourages Employees

Business is all about ups and downs, and when employees feel discouraged, a true leader motivates them to work hard and meet their company’s needs.

A great leader not only encourages employees but also inspires them through one means or another.

Improve satisfaction and builds morale

Leadership in business means building the morale of employees when they’re distracted or feeling stressed out.

Obviously, this is the time when their performance and satisfaction suffer.

When a leader builds their morale, it helps them to increase job satisfaction and improves retention—two things that are insanely important in business.

Coordinates the needs of both organization and employees

Every strong leader should know how to align the needs of the employees and organization.

Employees interests and talents can detract or benefits from a company, depending on how well leader manage and align these aspects with organizational goals and needs.

Don’t forget: great leadership is all about aligning employee’s talents with company’s goals and needs.

Great leadership is a foundation of any company—big or small—and if leadership is missing, growth is unattainable.

So, what do you think? Do you possess leadership qualities?