Leadership in business

For a business to grow and continue to flourish, it needs strong, positive leadership. 

Why is good leadership important in a business?

As well as setting goals, offering solutions and reaching targets, a great leader will help to increase a business' productivity by creating a positive and inspring culture. 

Without a strong leader, or leadership team, a business can face a lack of motivation from its staff, low morale and even lost business. 

A good leader can positively influence the direction of a business by:

  • Ensuring the company maintains its vision
  • Providing guidance to employees and stakeholders
  • Motivating employees and increasing morale
  • Delegating when appropriate
  • Addressing conflict
  • Making decisions to keep the organisation moving forward

What makes a good leader?

Effective leaders have a range of attributes which contribute to them having a positive impact on a business. Some of these include:

  • Good listening, observation and communication skills
  • Ability to build good working relationships
  • Being open and honest
  • Trustworthiness
  • Fairness
  • Open mindedness
  • Good judgement

How can Business West help?

If you'd like to talk to someone about how to improve your leadership skills, or the skills of the managers and leaders in your business, get in touch with us on 01275 378888 or contact us here to find out more.

  • Business grants

    Business grants can be used to help you overcome many challenges and barriers to business growth. Getting the right grant funding could take your business to the next level. 

  • Considering hiring a Non-Executive Director?

    Access grants of up to £5,000 to help cover the initial cost. 

  • High Impact Scale Up Coaching Grants

    87% of scale-up companies would grow faster if it were easier to develop their leaders through effective business coaching.High Impact Scale up Coaching Grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 are exclusively available to eligible high-growth businesses in the West of England 



  • Business Training Workshops

    Whatever stage you're at on your business journey, our business training workshops can offer invaluable help and advice.

    From how to put together a robust business plan and create a social media strategy, to learning how to market your business, increase your sales and even run a successful crowdfunding campaign, we have something for everyone.