Becoming an effective leader in the business world typically requires years of experience and the ability to balance a variety of skills. While there isn't one specific leadership style that is guaranteed to work, every leader should have these four character traits to succeed in business.
1. Accountability - Holding yourself accountable for your own mistakes and wielding power and authority without overwhelming employees can help you gain their trust and support. However, you should also command the same accountability and responsibility from your employees.
2. Self-awareness - Understanding your own strengths and weaknesses can go a long way toward finding effective solutions to problems. Covering up or not working to improve your weaknesses can leave you and your company more vulnerable in the long run.
3. Enthusiasm - Be excited and passionate about the work you're doing, and others will follow.
4. Integrity - Don't lean on your title as founder or CEO as a crutch. Your employees are aware of your position in the company and don't need to be reminded of it as an excuse for your own behavior. Instead, lead by example and with confidence and you will command respect from your employees.