50+ ways to be a leader in today’s world

How to be a leader in today’s world? A question that nearly everyone thinks about, right from a professional working 9 to 5, a sportsperson trying to get to the top of his game, an activist leading a movement to an artist inspiring people with their art; the list is endless but the pursuit is the same.

How to be a leader?

And why not? After all leader unite our efforts, they inspire us and make things happens. We are all leaders or are trying to be in some way or the other. Leadership can be displayed in different ways in different setting. You don’t have to have the title of a leader to show leadership, you can show leadership by your action and by the results you achieve.

These are over 5o ways to become a leader today.

Can you think of a time when you demonstrated leadership? How did you do it? Share with me in the comment and I will add to the list.

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  1. Lead by example
  2. Take the road less traveled
  3. Give people a chance to prove themselves
  4. Take action
  5. Have confidence in your action
  6. Develop a team consensus
  7. Do it the right way
  8. Reward action
  9. Challenge your team
  10. Challenge yourself
  11. Follow on the footsteps of a leader
  12. Share your vision with the group
  13. Share your past experience
  14. Become awesome at what you do
  15. Train other people
  16. Know what you want
  17. Tell what you want
  18. Influence others
  19. Don’t be afraid to accept failure
  20. Ask for a reason before doing anything
  21. Give hope to people
  22. Solve problems
  23. Give credit to other people
  24. Bring change when needed
  25. Learn to say NO
  26. Learn to say YES
  27. Take risks
  28. Take ownership
  29. Take a stand
  30. Be strong
  31. Be kind
  32. Be approachable
  33. Develop a strategy
  34. Find and nurture talent
  35. Put the team before yourself
  36. Put the goal before yourself
  37. Be ambitious
  38. Make decisions
  39. Give respect
  40. Earn respect
  41. Resolve conflicts
  42. Motivate others
  43. Look forward
  44. Think of the big picture
  45. Empower others
  46. Unlock people’s potential
  47. Be obsessed
  48. Create value for others
  49. Know your strengths
  50. Know your weaknesses
  51. Know what matters
  52. Know your limits
  53. Break limits
  54. Innovate
  55. Be clear
  56. Maintain high level of integrity
  57. Let others lead
  58. Get along with people
  59. Follow your instincts
  60. Be humble

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4 thoughts on “50+ ways to be a leader in today’s world

  1. Vikram Ahuja December 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Great post Rohit. Some points to add to the list –

    61.Be open-minded
    62.Act quickly
    63.Finish the task you take
    64.Keep learning

    • The Money Mail December 5, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Thanks Vikram. Good additions to the list

  2. Kim@Eyesonthedollar December 5, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Very good list. I would add never take yourself so seriously that you can’t find humor in your mistakes.

    • The Money Mail December 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      That is a very good point Kim. Finding humor in your mistakes will help you bounce back quickly, a sign of a leader.

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