The Best Leaders Demonstrate These 8 One-Minute Habits

You don’t have to have the title of leader to lead. 

In fact, the best way to pave the way for a top role is to exhibit the qualities of a leader — before you’re actually tasked with leading a team. 

So here are small, quick habits that will show your skills. 

Praise your colleagues.

A real leader knows how to appreciate others and understands that exemplary work occurs when everyone contributes their unique talents. 

Pay attention.

When you pay attention — really pay attention — when others are speaking to you, you’ll demonstrate that you care and show that you believe what they say matters. 

Wait until others have finished speaking.

A real professional — and leader — demonstrates that they value the other person’s words by letting them speak their piece, even if you disagree.