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11 Questions That Will Help You Know If You Are Ready To Lead A Team:

1.Are you able to define priorities?

Your team needs clear priorities to focus on the most important tasks. Great leaders know how to keep the most important things top of mind.

2. Are you able to delegate work?

There is a difference between doing the work and getting work done. Great leaders know how to delegate effectively and scale their impact.

3. Are you able to build on strengths?

People who use their strengths are more productive and happier in their roles. Leaders know you can't build on weakness. Understand your team’s strengths and put them in positions to use them often.

4. Are you able to manage your emotions?

Leaders can't afford to damage relationships because they let their emotions control their actions. When you get stressed or anxious, find a healthy way to manage these instead of filling your office with unnecessary stress.

5. Are you able to create plans to drive revenue?

The goal of every business is to make money. As a leader, you need to be able to create action plans that ensure your team positively contributes to the company’s P&L.

6. Are you able to inspire?

Great leaders can help people see and work towards their potential. You don't need a team who thinks YOU are great. You need a team who knows THEY are great.

7. Are you able to build trust?

Trust is built with two ingredients: character and competence. Leaders who build trust on their team live their values and do what you say they will.

8. Are you able to hold people accountable?

A lack of accountability will kill any team. Leaders need to be able to coach, develop, and hold their teams to high standards.

9. Are you able to make crucial decisions?

Leaders need to be able to listen to their teams but also be decisive when it is time. No decision is perfect, but you need to be willing to make the best decision possible with the information available.

10. Are you able to be empathetic?

Empathy does not mean accepting excuses. It means being willing to listen deeply and see your team where they are. Listening deeply to your team will allow you to understand and support them.

11. Are you able to provide effective feedback?

Providing meaningful feedback will help leaders mitigate internal conflict and promote growth.Effective feedback is urgent, specific, direct, and compassionate.

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