Five Statements You Will Often Hear From A Great Leader

Leadership is a role that grants power and authority.  For one, it gives you the right to have a say on any matter concerning the group or organization. As a leader, you can also expect your team to count on the words you say. Your manner of speaking as well as your choice of words have a huge impact on whether a team will grow or disintegrate. Thus if you want to succeed in leadership, it is imperative that you pay close attention to the language you are using when communicating with the team. Are your words uplifting rather than discouraging? The answer is probably the latter if the following statements often pop out when you are conversing with your group:

How are you doing?

A leader’s task is more than delegating jobs and giving orders. It is more about ensuring the best interest of every person in a group. One way to do this is by regularly checking how your team is doing. You want to know if they are happy with their jobs or if they are having a difficult time.The results of your inquiries can help you identify problems within the organization and implement solutions right away. It is also a way to display empathy to the group.

Do you have any suggestions?

Great leaders are never know-it-alls because they value the things that they can learn from others.  So even if they have this big idea in mind, they never fail to seek comments and suggestions from their team. Aside from paving a way for a meaningful team collaboration, it will also tap into the talents of the people in your group.

I trust in your abilities.

Sometimes, a person just needs a little push to start doing exceptional work. This is why leaders should make it a point to express confidence in their team. As you help people overcome low self-esteem and self-doubt, you may also start seeing your group’s productivity improve.”

I appreciate your efforts.

Do you want a surefire way to motivate people? A simple thank you for a job well done can work like magic.This statement is backed by research noting a strong link between good work performance and an appreciative leader. It is likewise an easy way to assure your team that all their good efforts are being noticed.

What can I do to help?


A team member may sometimes hesitate to ask for help so it would feel wonderful to have a leader who volunteers to offer assistance even without anyone asking. With this question, you show your team that you are available to give support and extend needed help anytime. You can greatly boost your team’s confidence by showing that you always have their back.

There are a myriad of ways to define and describe a great leader. You could list the numerous skills and traits a leader should possess. Or it can also be based on the number of goals they have accomplished. But one surefire way that can help you spot an exceptional leader is by listening to the words they use.

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5 Ways Traveling Can Help In Your Personal & Professional Growth

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
-Anonymous

People have a variety of options when it comes to fun and adventure. However, if your wish is to enjoy and learn at the same time, traveling is the way to go. Meeting new people and seeing new places open vast opportunities for lessons that can help you grow personally and professionally. You may not realize it at once but traveling changes you. As you explore unfamiliar territories, you may find your views on certain matters changing as well. In many ways, you can gain fresh perspectives and acquire new skills. The following are some ways on how travel brings about personal and professional improvements:

Personal Improvements.

  • Boosts self-esteem.
    Even with the planning and preparation, going somewhere new can still feel like an adventure into the unknown. You are technically leaving your comfort zone so It is normal to feel excited and nervous at the same time. As a traveler, you learn to cope with unexpected moments and even turn it to your advantage. The ability to deal with unavoidable travel woes increases your confidence to face any adversary that may come your way. 
  • Increases self-awareness.
    As Aristotle said, “ Knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Self-awareness is important because it allows you to fully understand your wants, needs, and limits. This means you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses that will help you set realistic goals and avoid mistakes. Knowing oneself will require time for reflection which you can get from traveling. The new scenery can also help you see yourself in a new light making it easier to understand yourself better.
  • Increases general knowledge.
    Traveling is like opening a treasure chest of knowledge. For people hungry for knowledge, every turn in your journey is a chance to learn something new. This is information that you cannot learn just from reading books or watching documentaries. You can learn a new language or be adept at a new skill. Bits of info and trivia you pick up during your escapades increase your general knowledge.

Professional Improvements

  • Improves communication and organizational skills.
    You may not give much thought on the way you communicate when you are in your hometown because people generally talk the same way. On the other hand, you may find yourself paying more attention to your speaking, listening, and comprehension skills when you are in a place where people speak a different language. As you go about from place to place, you also learn to be conscious of how you organize your time and things. Poor communication and organizational skills can jeopardize your vacation so you find ways to improve it. With better communicating and organizing techniques, you will certainly increase your value as a professional. 
  • Discover wonderful opportunities.
    Companies are always looking for fresh ideas, which can sometimes be hard to come by. It is especially difficult to think creatively if you stay in the same place day in and day out. Traveling, on the other hand, can make you discover new ventures and ideas. Who knows? You may see a product or system that is not yet available in your hometown. New things you see from traveling can help you come up with ideas that can be a hit back home.

Traveling may be considered an expensive and exhausting hobby but exploring different destinations give many benefits that make it all worth it. Make the most out of your travel experiences by welcoming changes that help you become a better person.

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