Leadership is a great concept whose application extends beyond the business environment to other aspects of social life. Becoming a competent leader is a highly desired attribute, which, unfortunately, not many people manage. It requires a commitment for an individual to develop the five key habits and values of a great leader.

Being Visionary

Every leader is an individual whose main task is to provide guidance to a team of subordinates or workers. To be successful in such a space, it is important to be visionary in terms of having a clear goal of what should be achieved. Having clear goals enables the leader to provide guidance and inspiration to others.

Being a Conqueror

Unfortunately, the responsibilities of leadership are not all bread and butter. Holding such a position exposes one to severe obstacles and challenges that may threaten to derail the vision. A good leader cannot afford to relent and move backward when faced with a challenge. To become a successful conqueror, one has to develop resilience and willingness to face through hardship for success to be realized.

Being Fearless

Fear is one of the major factors that affect the ability of leaders to succeed. Exposure to fear often puts leaders on the receiving end, and thus unable to coordinate their workers beyond certain severe obstacles. Therefore, leaders have to be fearless, especially when it comes to being able to face the unknown with great confidence. A fearless leader will be willing to venture into the future after doing thorough due diligence.


Accountability is another indispensable value of a great leader. Being accountable puts the leader at a position of being entrusted with a host of leadership resources, such as time and capital. It also enables the leader to successfully take the blame, if need be, as a result of a failure. This accountability of actions brings about trust within the entire workplace.


A good leader should not just leave a legacy of good performance in the workplace but also lead to the success of other upcoming leaders. It is, therefore, the responsibility of every leader to successfully empower upcoming talent and nurture them to take over organizational responsibilities in the future.

If you truly want to succeed in your role as a leader try your best to embody these habits into your every day life. You, your team, and your business will all benefit greatly when committing to these habits.

Originally published by Aaron Symank on AaronSymank.net