7 essential directives for every leader

Leaders today have access to thousands of articles describing what they need to do in order to be effective, but it is important to ground yourself from time to time and remember the most essential tasks for every leader, no matter the field, according to Business Mirror.

Listed below are the seven most important tasks for any leader.

1. Direction: Leaders should not only provide direction from the top-down but also set goals and secure total organization involvement in reaching those goals.

2. Integration: Leaders are in charge of many employees who work in very different departments, and it is imperative that they integrate the skills and goals of all employees.

3. Conflict management: Conflict is an inevitable part of life, and business is no exception. It is essential for leaders to be able to handle conflicts in a mutually satisfactory way.

4. Education: Leaders should not only provide direction and deliver orders, but also educate employees and pass along the lessons learned from their years of experience.

5. Motivation: It is important for leaders to be able to motivate employees to perform to the best of their abilities.

6. Representation: Leaders act as the representatives of their companies both in public and during interactions with other companies, and are charged with upholding their company's reputation.

7. Trust creation: Without trust, a leader will not be able to have genuine interaction with other team members or lead effectively.

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