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Common Traits of Great Executive Property Management Leaders

By Jessica Galeano

executive.jpgWhether you’ve already reached the property management C-Suite or you’re currently working your way up the ranks, it can be helpful to know what things others who have already achieved success at the executive level have in common. While there are obviously no magic formulas or one-size-fits-all solutions to being a great leader, there are some characteristics that many in these positions share. Identifying, developing and nurturing these traits can help you achieve similar results. Let’s take a look at a few of these traits below.

Endless Optimism

How do you handle stress? What do you do when the numbers aren’t coming in where you hoped they would? How do you respond when the market takes a dip? The secret to success is finding a way to stay optimistic, regardless of external circumstances. If you’re not naturally a “glass half full” kind of person, this may take a concerted effort, but it is possible to change your outlook. When you do, not only will you become a happier, more balanced person, but you’ll also become a better, more effective leader for your employees.

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Multitasking and Organization Skills

This one is particularly important if you’ve got your eye on a top leadership role in this industry, because there are so many facets of the job to consider. The only way you’ll truly make your mark and effectively drive the business forward is if you are capable of keeping all the proverbial balls in the air. In doing so, remember to leverage the resources available to you, such as software and automation. Always organize your responsibilities in order of priority and focus your efforts on activities that will get you the biggest results.

The Ability to Let Go

In reality, the higher you climb on the ladder of success, the more you’ll end up with on your plate. It’s simply impossible to manage every single aspect of your day to day workload without enlisting the help of others. Great executive leaders recognize and address this issue by determining what things they can comfortably let go of and delegating accordingly. This also requires the ability to identify those who are most qualified and capable of handling the tasks that are shifted in their direction.

Simple, Straightforward Value Proposition

A significant part of your job as an executive will inevitably involve convincing people to take a chance on your company – whether it’s winning over that huge client you’ve been wooing, establishing a strategic partnership or recruiting top talent to work for you. In order to successfully sway others, you’ll need to be able to articulate what sets your organization apart in a way that is quick, succinct and powerfully persuasive.

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Unwavering Commitment

Let’s face it, being a C-Suite executive isn’t always going to be glamorous. There will be challenges and difficult decisions to make. Before taking on such a role, it’s important to acknowledge how committed you are to staying the course and navigating those sometimes choppy waters. Only those who are capable of withstanding adversity and still staying on track toward achieving future goals will be able to handle this type of position.

Do you have what it takes to be a strong, effective executive leader and drive your property management company forward toward bigger and better things? Identifying, developing and strengthening the five traits listed above should – at the very least - give you a good foundation for success.
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