It is entirely understandable that any leader out there would strive to better themselves. One of the best ways to do so is to understand the five pillars of leadership – and implement them.

The five pillars of leadership are specifically designed to help leaders do what they do best – lead. These foundational skills will help any manager, entrepreneur, or business owner find their path to success.

Now, many different leaders have different opinions of what these five pillars are. The truth of the matter is that there are various options, which given the number of leadership styles out there, makes sense. However, certain pillars of leadership will always be more effective than others. Here are five highly effective pillars of leadership.


A leader is not a leader without their team. Collaboration is key to getting any project done and thus is an essential part of the business. A good leader knows how to rely on their people, and more importantly – how to delegate.

Collaboration also requires a certain level of transparency and communication. For example, a team cannot run efficiently without understanding the goals, tasks at hand, and timetable.


The goal of any leader is to find success, regardless of what their definition of success is. When it comes to creating a successful business, leaders want to find ways to stay ahead of the competition.

This means that a good leader is constantly pushing to find new and innovative ways to get the job done. They’re willing to take risks on new technology, try out different modes of work, and listen to their employees’ suggestions.


A strong leader knows their priorities. They know what is most important, both on a personal level and on a business level. It is their job to keep these goals straight and translate them so that a team can easily follow them.

Planning Ahead

In the world of business, it is essential to have a plan. Leaders and entrepreneurs alike should have plans, backup plans, and even emergency plans for when the backup plans fail. This level of planning can help lead to success while also having the added benefit of providing the image of a solid and confident leader to the rest of the team.

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