Who doesn’t want to succeed?
Everyone wishes to be a leader in their professional career. And the reason is obvious.
You not only become important to the company you work at, but even to the people around you. Things don’t stop here. You are given importance at company events and networking initiatives.
You enjoy it.
But only a handful of people know what it takes to become a remarkable Human Resource leader.
Today, I will share some of the top qualities possessed by HR leaders and how you can achieve the same for yourself. The Only thing that comes to the mind of most people when they hear about Human Resources is recruitment .
It is not the case, though.
Previously we have talked about Top Traits of a Human Resource Manager . It takes a lot of skills to become a leader in HR industry.
Here are some of them which tops my lists:
(i) HR Leaders are Caring and Helpful
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson
The most common characteristic that every good leader in recruitment industry possess is that they are very caring and helpful to each of the employees. They always take care of employee grievances and make sure that they take meaningful decisions without indulging in work related or emotional stress.
There is certainly no one better than the HR Leader, who can understand and resolve employee problems at workplaces.
(ii) Positive/Forward thinking
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” — Henry Ford
The HR Leaders are positive thinkers and take feedbacks and/or suggestions constructively. They know the worth of hard-working and talented employees. Thinking for the benefit of the organisation, is one of their specialities. So they try to retain the top talent as long as possible.
(iii) Thinks Strategically
“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” — Paul Hawkin
Exceptional HR leaders always work towards the growth of the company. They take all decisions that strategically align with the company’s vision and goals. They believe in working as a team rather than individual progress.
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” — Robin S. Sharma
The HR Leaders are the most passionate souls you would ever meet. The teams under the HR leadership are most likely to progress and impact the business positively.
(v) Good Communicator
“True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.” — Frederick Herzberg
Whether it is internal team discussions, or top management decisions, great leaders know how to get it executed. HR leaders are capable of finding brilliant ways to get any message or decision delivered to the concerned party.
Remarkable HR leaders are known to advocate for the other employees whenever they find they are under any emotional or work pressure. They are always one step ahead in helping their employees get out of any workplace disputes whether with other employees or with the management.
(vii) Socially Active
HR leaders practice thought leadership and know what it takes to one of its kind. They are often found very active on social media or professional networks like Linkedin, helping other folks or spreading their thoughts on critical topics in the recruitment industry.
These are the most common traits of HR leaders which differentiates them from being an ordinary Human Resource professional.
Before I finish, Here’s a great video shared by Anthony J James on LinkedIn about How you can become a great leader in literally any profession you want :