neXco National Ideal Leader Profile
neXco National is a networking community created with the sole purpose of helping business people grow their business as well as develop both personally and professionally. neXco’s foundation is its people. Strong leadership is instrumental for the health and growth of neXco’s community. We need leaders who will motivate and inspire others to reach common goals that will ultimately benefit all members of our community and our guests.
An ideal leader for neXco national:
- Understands leadership is a growth opportunity for them both personally and professionally. They are excited to take on responsibility that will improve their team’s performance and ultimately, they will experience growth in themselves and leverage their ability to drive growth in their business.
- An established B2B business person who has time and energy to devote to their business and to neXco. They are past start up mode and can see the value in relationship development and being part of a strong community of B2B professionals. They understand who their centers of influence are and how important it is to have trusted advisors in their network.
- They are strong connectors and relationship builders. They value referral relationships. They have the “giver” mentality and understand that their rewards will come in time.
- They are “doers” and understand that execution is critical in achieving goals.
- They have proven themselves as a leader in an organization such as a business group, chamber, rotary, church, non-profit or coaching.
- They practice extreme ownership and hold themselves accountable for their actions and those of their team. There are no excuses, just solutions.
- They are a “go-getter”. They practice healthy competition and have a positive competitive nature. They like to be the best at what they do, but never compromise their ethics or relationships to achieve this.
- They are open to learning, are flexible and embrace change.
- They want to serve and have a servant leadership mentality.
An ideal leader’s characteristics include:
- Communication: Good communication skills. A good leader can communicate effectively, both verbally and in written, with all kinds of people on multiple levels. This also includes being a good listener. A good leader pays attention to those they are leading and practices active listening skills.
- Integrity: A good leader has a strong sense of integrity. A good leader sticks to their word, lives by the values of the organization, leads by example and have excellent follow through skills.
- Accountable: A strong leader is accountable for their team’s results. They hold themselves and their team members accountable for their actions and help to create a sense of responsibility amongst the team.
- Empathy: A good demonstrates and practices empathy. A good leader is open-minded and understands what motivates others. They get to know the “person” and how to best work with them. They can develop deep relationships with others.
- Humility: A good leader focuses on the team rather than themselves. They focus on problem solving and team dynamics for the common goal.
- Resilience: A good leader has a positive attitude through good times and bad. They can roll up their sleeves and stay focused on finding solutions rather than focusing on the problem.
- Vision: A good leader sets the vision for the team. They articulate it, own it and motivate their team toward it.
- Influence: A good leader has a positive influence on their team. They have connected with them, and their actions and words have earned the ability to guide and lead the team toward their goals.
- Positivity: A good leader always remains positive. Their outlook, actions, behavior, and attitude are positive and reflect in how they react to all situations.
- Delegation: A good leader must have the ability to delegate. They give their team the tools and training (or show them where to get it) and then empower them to do what is needed. A good leader knows delegation also requires good follow up and feedback.
- Confidence: A good leader can and does take charge. They know that they are setting the tone for the team and are not afraid to make decisions and implement solutions that will better the team, even when it may be uncomfortable for them.
An ideal leader shares our values and follows our Fundamental Behaviors:
- We value Community, Collaboration, Growth and Leadership.
- Our Fundamental Behaviors can be found here.