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Forbes.com listed the ten signs of a good leader as: communication, honesty, delegation, confidence, commitment, positive attitude, creativity, intuition and the talent to inspire, as well as the ability to customise your approach to people.
While the Undercover Recruiter offers 5 basics to being a better leader, which are: Learn how to listen; become a good storyteller; lead by action; really get to know people and commit to being better.
You might have your own personal favourites such as motivation, risk taking, having a strong vision, time management and problem solving.
But the overall aim of a good leader is universal: inspiring and directing a workforce.
"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around them."
Scottish Enterprise runs regular programmes to strengthen your abilities as a leader, including bespoke help for rural businesses.
This programme is for business owners and directors and involves workshops that help you develop your leadership style, create an action plan and meet business mentors. Book your place at the next one.
This unique programme is aimed at business managers and employees from rural businesses who have a desire to develop their leadership skills and grow their business.
Farmers, vets, estate managers, tourism managers, and managers from processing and supply businesses have all taken part.
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Find out about the key skills issues for Scotland's growth industries – and what we're doing to help support our nation's businesses.
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Our experienced employer engagement advisers are here to support you with your business needs including help with recruitment, redundancy and training.
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