7 Responsibilities of a Great Leader

by Ket-Sang Tai

a business team

What make a great leader? Below are the 7 responsibilities of a great leader, according to world renowned business trainer, Brian Tracy.

1. Set and achieve business goals.

A leader thinks about the future. You have to have a vision and set your goal based on that vision. You have to be clear where the business is going in 5, 10 even 20 years. It is your task to see the future and set your goal based on that. You have to set the goal and mission for your business.

2. Innovate and marketing

Innovation and marketing bring in customers and sales. You have to be good at marketing and set an example to other people. You have to be constantly thinking of new ways to market and improve your business to bring in more sales and revenue. This is the 20% of business activities which result in 80% of result.

3. Solve problems and make decision

Everybody has problems and crisis all the time. Instead of getting angry, upset and blame other people, you should be solving the problems. A leader is a good problem solver. You rise in life as you develop ability to solve greater problems. The bigger the problem you can solve, the more money you make. So rather than complaining and being upset, start thinking about the solution and taking action.

4. Set priorities

You only have certain amount of time each day. Your task is to decide what to do first, what to do later and what to not do at all. You need to stop doing things of lower value and concentrate on more important tasks. You have to make a list and decide what is more important.

5. Focus and concentrate

The ability to focus and concentrate is the hallmark of successful person. Focus means you are absolutely clear of the most important thing to do and conentration means you discipline yourself to focus and work just on that. Single minded concentration is the most important factor in your success. Concentrate on your most important business, concentrate on your most valuable customer or team member and concentrate on your most effective income producing activity.

6. Set an example

Everyone is watching you. You are setting the tone for your business. Everyone is observing you and following what you do. Ask yourself a question, what kind of organization you have when everyone in the organisation is just like you? Always imagine you are watched even if no one is watching.

7. Perform and get result.

Result is everything. You need to be clear of all the results you can get, what is the most important result. In term of marketing, your most important result is sale. It doesn’t matter how many leads or potential customers you get, if you don’t make sale, you have no result. You have to very result orientated.

If you like what you read or have different opinion, please comment below.

To Your Success,

Ket-Sang Tai


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  • dianne

    This is a great piece on Leadership. This is the emphasis we all need to acquire in order to succeed and develop into leaders and not followers. You can apply this to any career or goal in your life, no matter the occupation or industry.
    I have found a particular article on personal development that is a great share and will Motivate you in Managing your personal attributes and Multiply your success.


  • kstai

    Thanks Dianne. That is a good piece of article.

  • tjune

    Hi Dr KS Tai,
    I wish to give you Millions THANKS for your Full Sharing which is VERY POWERFUL and VALUE if we able to make it – A Great Leader! I will focus on your guides! Many thanks again, and Glad that You are Malaysian! Malaysia Boleh!

    Best regards

  • kstai

    Thanks TJ for your nice comment. You are doing great too!

  • http://twitter.com/SuccessflPursts Successful_Pursuits

    #6 Set an example is terribly important. I've seen organizations built on the example the CEO makes and it ripples down the line. It's almost infectious.

    Thanks for the post! Jeffrey

  • http://leadfrdheart.com/ nimia_a

    A leader must also develop new leaders. He will be more successful if he will be able to do so.

  • http://leadfrdheart.com/ nimia_a

    A leader must also develop new leaders. He will be more successful if he will be able to do so.

  • Ket-Sang Tai

    Yes. That is very important too.

  • Paciano

    thank you for this informative topic it helps me a lot. . I will share this to my student leaders. .  thanks. . 

  • Ben ofikwu

     this is a good stuff.

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