Being an effective and well-respected leader isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes lots of self-reflection and evaluation in providing both value and meaning for others to emulate and be inspired by. When you’ve noticed that those around you aren’t stepping up to provide purpose and doing the best for the greater good, that’s when it’s your time to step up and lead with confidence.
Leadership is a huge responsibility and it’s also a skill that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As a leader, it’s your job to empower those around you with integrity and honor, which is why we’re sharing 3 ways to lead and influence with authority and integrity in the workplace.
3 Ways to Lead and Influence with Authority and Integrity in the Workplace
Identify a set of values and hone in on them
Authoritative leaders know how to guide themselves with the values and morals needed to lead effectively. To be a leader of value and morals, you must practice integrity, respect, and accountability – these are just a few qualities that contributes to what it means to be an authoritative leader.
Maintain your ego
Many leaders have a well-rounded sense of self and are not easily threatened however they still tend to recognize that they aren’t the most important person and that leadership is not solely about them. Knowing how to effectively maintain your ego as a leader allows you to truly understand that leadership is about serving others and not about you or your interests. A true leader will ultimately value other people and understand the importance of putting the interest of others first.
Change is inevitable, so instead of holding onto those things that are out of your control, as a leader, don’t fear change. Have the courage and conviction to share a vision that brings about positive change. What does change look like to you and how can you lead those around you to accept change in a positive manner?
Being an authoritative leader that exuberates confidence is no easy feat, however it’s never impossible to become that woman. Let us know in the comments below ways you lead with authority and integrity in the workplace.