What Are The 5 Pillars Of Leadership? 

In my work with clients and when I discuss leadership and leadership qualities. Client strategy and planning involves the Five Pillars Of Leadership that every leader should harness. Whether you’re the leader of a small organization or a Fortune 500 company or anywhere in between, these pillars will help you achieve greater levels of excellence and growth. 

What Are The 5 Pillars Of Leadership? 

I find, in my work with many small business owners who are strong in one leadership area, they are seeking an outside opinion, further structure, or a revamping of another area. And, in building my own team, I have worked on every one of these pillars. 

Five Pillars of Leadership

  1. Strategic Thinking Skills
    • See the big picture and know its impact on both short and long-term goals.
    • Be able to assess risk vs. reward.
    • Take decisive action while optimizing current resources.
    • Connect the why behind trends and outcomes, and be inspired to embrace positive changes.
  2. Open and Clear Communication
    • Set clear expectations with your team along with potential outcomes and deadlines.
    • Gain team buy-in through effectively communicating the company mission, vision, and values.
    • Listen intently to team members: to hear what’s being said, as well as what’s not being said.
    • Convey directives with no room for misinterpretation.
  3. Commitment to Personal and Team Growth
    • Be a life-long learner.
    • Be curious.
    • Provide ongoing education to team members.
    • Seek opportunities for improvement every step of the way.
  4. Emotional Regulation and Awareness
  1. Explore and practice tools that allow pause, reflection, and appropriate reaction.
  2. Create a safe working environment.
  3. Create an open and communicative working environment.
  4. Prioritization and Efficiency
    1. Determine which tasks are appropriate to delegate and which you need to give input on.
    2. Create processes to give input on necessary tasks.
    3. Assess the hierarchy of urgent vs. non-urgent tasks.
    4. Eliminate unnecessary processes. 
    5. Update and reinvent overly-complicated processes. 

In my continual work as the leader of my organization I have made a commitment to becoming a better leader, and it is a continuous endeavor.

Mary Jane Walsh is an international executive coach who helps her clients achieve breakthrough results. She has helped several companies reach their revenue growth goals, create strategic plans, secure new clients and build a strong pipeline, and so much more. She has extensive experience coaching professionals and companies across many industries, including wealth management firms, realtors, lenders, IT companies, marketing agencies, accountants. retail businesses, and so many more.

If your executive team can benefit from an in-depth and tailored Leadership Training, I’d love to discuss training and seminar with you! Email me at MaryJane@MaryJaneWalshThrive.com.