Great Leadership Traits Rocket Your Bar to the Next Level

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You can find people in leadership roles almost everywhere you look. However, simply having the responsibilities of a leader doesn’t necessarily make a person an effective leader. Through hard work, humility and study all of us can lead effectively.

Successful leaders tend to have certain traits. Self-confidence and positive attitude are two that come to mind. People like to be around those individuals who believe in themselves and in what they are doing. If you have a positive attitude and you are an optimistic person you will find it easier to motivate others to do what you want.

Below you’ll find other leadership qualities that will help you grow your bar business and make you successful.

Be the Champion for change! You have to lead efforts from the inception of ideas to the attainment of desired results. Be the one who can coach others through change and help build commitment to change.

Exhibit professional excellence and act as the role model for others. You can do this by pursuing excellence with integrity, passion and courage. Set good examples for others and show consistency in words and actions. You, as the leader, should always maintain composure under pressure. Most importantly, treat others with respect.

Be the very best at communication. If you are an effective communicator you will inspire, influence and be able to inform others about your goals for your establishment. Listen and ask questions to ensure understanding from your staff and managers. When you convey relevant information make sure you do it in a timely manner!

Probably the most important leadership quality is to be the one who thinks strategically. You have to be the one who can develop a game plan for success. Envision an inspiring future direction for your bar. Learn to develop clear strategies to achieve your vision. Make sure you make sound business decisions that balance competing priorities. Use your knowledge of your company’s product and services to meet your guests needs and financial targets for your bar.  Stay current on business issues, industry trends and technological advances.

Drive results by doing high-quality work that adds value to your business. Analyze problems effectively and take action to resolve them. Develop metrics to assess your bar business performance. Lastly, hold yourself and others accountable to the highest performance standards. Don’t settle for mediocre!

I look forward to seeing you at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. Come hear me speak on these leadership topics and more on Monday, March 26. My session, “Unlock Your Bar’s Potential with Leadership Essentials!” takes place at 12:40 p.m. Register now!