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16 Things Truly Great Leaders Don’t Do

16 Things Truly Great Leaders Don’t Do

What is leadership? It is a procedure, a process and a method of a great person who inspires and influences the attitudes, behaviors and thoughts of others.  Thus Leadership is the skill to get other people to do something significantly and leads them toward a goal.

There are few things that great leaders have in common. Their actions, that set them apart from many others. Here are a few habits of great leaders that make them unique what they do and, possibly more importantly, what they don’t do.

1. They don’t fear to lead

Great leaders are the frontrunners; they set an example and a track for their team to follow. Brave leaders always put themselves in front, demonstrating the commitment and hard work that takes them to get a glorious victory.

2. They don’t devalue their relationships

As a leader the most valuable asset is your relations with coworkers. In order to achieve a difficult goal, a great leader supports others to achieve their objectives. They don’t try and replicate anyone else, even someone with lots of captivation.

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3. They don’t change their vision

A great leader has the vision and belief that any goal can be accomplished. They don’t made amendments in their vision, they motivate and use the command and energy to get it done. A leader’s role is to raise people’s ambitions for what they can become and to use their energies to achieve most difficult goals.

4. They don’t like thinking pessimistically

The best leaders are not concerned about who is right, but what is right. They not only motivate their coworkers, but also embrace their dissenting opinions. By being proactive and positive you can enable your team to achieve greater productivity.

5. They don’t think about work-life balance

Great leaders are mostly overachievers. That means their first priority is always work; it’s what they live for. They are not easygoing, fun-loving people, irresponsible who live for the weekend. They do what they love doing, and that’s work. That’s what makes them GREAT!

6. They don’t break commitments

Great leaders keep their commitments, no matter much it is difficult or it damages. Their commitments are not subject to change. They value their words and moralities above anything else.

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7. They don’t sit in judgment of others

Brave leaders possess firm faith in themselves and they are so self-confident that they don’t feel the need to condemn those who make hurdles or failed to perform. They are confident in their skills. They don’t waste their time in sheltering complaints or resentment.

8. They don’t look at the small picture

Great leaders think big; they are bold and take challenges. They reach for the impossible and look for that next big opportunity or challenge around the road.

9. They never stop asking questions

Bold leaders look forward to new things. They’re always in search of new mysteries; always want to learn more. Through questions, leaders search for the causes behind the problem and what solutions might work.

10. They don’t say “Never”

Outstanding leaders make things possible and accomplish the impossible. “Never” is a word that is not in their dictionary.

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11. They don’t fall

Great leaders always rise with pride; they find ways to deal with the situation. Anything can be achieved with the right attitude, if you have the right team and the right person leading the troop.

12. They don’t like to be a ruler

They guide and mentor others to follow them. They don’t put restrictions on others so that they feel they are living under a dictatorship.

13. They don’t live in fear

They don’t pay attention to the negative voices in their heads. They don’t let their fear stop them from taking risks. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning

14. They don’t shy away from change

It’s not hard to identify a good leader, as they are the one who not only live outside their comfort zone whenever needed, but motivate others to do the same. They inspire and enable others to face challenges and learn new things.

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15. They don’t care about the platform

Great leaders don’t lead a platform they lead people. They care about the people around them not things. They recognize without great endowment and enthusiasm even the best strategy will fail.

16. They don’t make the same mistakes over and over

Strong leaders accept responsibility, hold themselves accountable for their performance and learn from their previous mistakes. Consequently, they don’t repeat those mistakes again and again. Instead, they move ahead and make better assessments in the future.

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Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

You may think that you don’t have time for office organization, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer.

A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact, maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an on-going project, instead of a massive assault.

So, if you’re ready to get started, the following organizing tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

1. Purge Your Office

De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while?

Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc.

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Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.

2. Gather and Redistribute

Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.

3. Establish Work “Zones”

Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.)

Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.

4. Close Proximity

Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.

5. Get a Good Labeler

Choose a label maker that’s simple to use. Take the time to label shelves, bins, baskets drawers. Not only will it remind you where things go, but it will also help others who may have a need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.

6. Revise Your Filing System

As we move fully into the digital age, the need to store paper files has decreased.

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What can your store digitally? Are you duplicating files? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you’ve used in the past. If you’re storing files on your computer, make sure you are doing regular back-ups.

Here’re some storage ideas for creating a smooth filing system:

  • Create a meeting folder – Put all “items to be discussed” in there along with items that need to be handed off, reports that need to be given, etc. It’ll help you be prepared for meetings and save you stress in the even that a meeting is moved up.
  • Create a WOR folder – So much of our messy papers are things that are on hold until someone else responds or acts. Corral them in a WOR (Waiting on Response) folder. Check it every few days for outstanding actions you may need to follow-up on.
  • Storage boxes – Use inexpensive storage boxes to keep archived files and get them out of your current file space.
  • Magazine boxes – Use magazine boxes or binders to store magazines and catalogs you really want to store. Please make sure you really need them for reference or research, otherwise recycle them, or give away.
  • Reading folder – Designate a file for print articles and documents you want to read that aren’t urgent.
  • Archive files – When a project is complete, put all of the materials together and file them away. Keep your “working folders” for projects in progress.
  • File weekly – Don’t let your filing pile up. Put your papers in a “To File” folder and file everything once a week.

Learn more tips on organizing your files here: How to Organize Your Files for Better Productivity

7. Clear off Your Desk

Remove everything, clean it thoroughly and put back only those items that are essential for daily use.

If you have difficulty declutter stuff, this Declutter Formula will help you throw away stuff without regretting later.

8. Organize your Desktop

Now that you’ve streamlined your desktop, it’s a good idea to organize it.

Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, containers for smaller items.

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Don’t forget your computer desktop! Make sure the files or images are all in organized folders. I’d recommend you clear your computer desktop everyday before you leave work.

9. Organize Your Drawers

Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc.

Use drawer organizers for little items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.

10. Separate Inboxes

If you work regularly with other people, create a folder, tray, or inbox for each.

11. Clear Your Piles

Hopefully with your new organized office, you won’t create piles of paper anymore, but you still have to sort through the old ones.

Go through the pile (a little at a time if necessary) and put it in the appropriate place or dump it.

12. Sort Mails

Don’t just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or hand off. .

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13. Assign Discard Dates

You don’t need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.

Some legal or financial documents must be kept for specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.

14. Filter Your Emails

Some emails are important to read, others are just not that important.

When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and which to reply first.

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15. Straighten Your Desk

At the end of the day, do a quick straighten, so you have a clean start the next day.

Bottom Line

Use one tip or try them all. The amount of effort you put into creating and maintaining an efficient work area will pay off in a big way.

Instead of spending time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time…well…working and you’ll enjoy being clutter free!

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