6 Secrets of Highly Successful Team Leaders

By | July 21, 2019

[July 21, 2019] Leaders are irreplaceable members of every team or business, but a surprisingly large portion of organizations are struggling to fill leadership gaps. According to the report, only 18% of organizations say their leaders are “very effective” at meeting business goals.

This is a big issue because top-level managers are the ones who need to coordinate activities and decide which way to go as a team. If you wish to become a genuine leader, you can do it by exercising the skills needed to control your team effectively.

In this article, we will show you seven secrets of highly successful team leaders. Let’s take a look!

1.      Clarify Duties and Responsibilities

A successful leader will never leave his team members wondering about the business objectives. As their manager, you need to clarify the duties and responsibilities of each employee because it’s the only way to monitor progress and increase the productivity of the organization as a whole.

For example, senior managers at the best resume writing services want to reduce the number of revisions. It’s a very concrete objective, so you should try to follow the same logic and set key performance indicators for your team.

2.      Delegate Tasks

The main reason why lots of leaders fail to do their jobs successfully is micro-management. Namely, they get confused and start thinking that the role of a leader is to take care of every single aspect of the business. If you want to avoid this mistake, you have to embrace the power of delegation.

3.      Stay Positive

A positive mindset is one of the most important traits of a successful business leader. While it may sound like a cliché, the fact remains that top-performing managers see opportunities where other people see nothing but problems.

You should do your best to stay positive and find solutions instead of focusing on mistakes. Over 40% of employees say that feeling appreciated makes them more confident and it’s your duty to ensure such a comfortable ambiance.

4.      Learn to Listen and Observe

Leaders are great communicators who speak clearly but also know when it’s the right time to give the word to their subordinates. Jake Gardner, a psychologist at EssayHave, says that the goal is not to be egocentric: “Always search for new ideas and listen to what the colleagues have to say about the business as it will give you a plethora of new ideas along the way.”

5.      Intuition

This leadership skill is probably the hardest to develop, but it’s not impossible if you follow the previous suggestion on our list. Careful listeners and observers will always notice that something extraordinary going on, so they will have enough time to react accordingly.

6.      Show Interest in Employees

Another important advice is to show interest in your colleagues. It’s a much-needed icebreaker that really boosts team building and strengthens the trust within organizations. According to HR experts at VelvetJobs, personal connections help leaders to approach employees and discuss all work-related problems, no matter how strange or difficult.


Some leaders are born, but most of them have to work hard in order to reach this level of professional authority. If you are the one who wants to develop and upgrade leadership skills, you need to understand how top managers think and behave.

Author: Lauren Adley

Lauren Adley has been working as a writer at a publishing agency in Boston, USA for 3 years. She is an expert in such topics as education, motivation, blogging, and social media. Meet her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LaurenAdley1).

9 thoughts on “6 Secrets of Highly Successful Team Leaders

  1. Ronny Fisher

    Clarity of message and showing employees you care are my top two items of success as a team leader. I’ve been in business for decades and found these matter just as much as any thing else. Great article, Lauren. Thanks.

    1. Willie Shrumburger

      Good point, Ronny. I too found these to be the top two items that I would have chosen. They are, of course, all critical but these two matter more than people often believe.

  2. Lady Hawk

    Keep up your writing Lauren. I enjoyed and learned from today’s article. Several great points that help anyone, leader or not, in making themselves a better person.

  3. The Kid 1945

    I would propose that “staying positive” is one of the most difficult (under stress) and one of the most valuable.

    1. Gil Johnson

      If you listen, non-stop, to the political news these days you are likely to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the underworld of evil passion and emotional possessiveness. That is why it is so crucial for the average person who works and has a family to avoid it. Thanks Ms. Adley for emphasizing this issue.

      1. Martin Shiell

        So true. That is why we can learn from that stupidity and from someone like Lauren who helps us layout the best way to be a good person, great team leader, and family man (or woman). 🙂


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