Great leaders recognize that, like it or not, humans are animals. This is why to be great leaders we can learn a lot from the alpha wolf.
- Be a master communicator. Like wolfs use their howl to keep their pack synced, leaders must be good communicators in order to become great leaders;
- Buil the pack to mass. Like in a wolf pack, attracting more talented members who embrace your mission and values will make everyone want to contribute more for the group;
- Go predator on them. In a wolf pack you work as one to hunt food. Equally a great leader must show his team that by working together to hunt your prey you can survive another day;
- Track down your beta. In a wolf pack beta wolf reminds all that alpha is the king. A great leader needs a great number two;
- Value your omegas. In a wolf pack lowest-ranking wolfs have an important role as safety valve and in absorbing the stress of the pack. Front-line employees play the same role. This is why a great leader must trust and support them.
Image source: Gray Wolf Maya – Wikimedia Commons