Google completed 10 years of research on what makes a good manager at a company. These 10 traits resonated with team NRPR, as they reminded us of our own CEO, Nicole Rodrigues. Over the next 10 days, we are running a special series on this blog with our reactions to the list and what it means to be a good leader. This is post 9 of 10.

Successful leaders understand the importance of developing a clear vision and strategy for their team. One of the main qualities of excellent leaders is their ability to perfectly execute a compelling vision for the future and when the vision is communicated confidently it will motivate their team to do their absolute best at all times. In order to build an amazing team you need to inspire them by creating a clear shared vision regarding your company’s goals and set small attainable goals along the way, that map to the bigger strategy, to ensure your team is making progress toward fulfilling the company’s vision. A leader must communicate the goals effectively to give their team a sense of the impact of their work. Great leaders understand the importance of motivating their team with purpose-driven goals that help to eradicate distractions by keeping the team member focused on achieving each goal. The importance of setting strong goals will encourage performance by inspiring your team to enhance their efforts in assigning ownership and accountability to the person with meaningful work and an understanding of how it connects to the bigger picture.

At NRPR, Nicole Rodrigues recognizes the opportunities necessary in order to create a successful work environment through communicating a clear vision that challenges each team member in a motivating way that brings out their best selves to accomplish great things. Nicole understands the benefits of building a successful team environment with positive engagement through setting objectives based on the importance of the task, and accomplishing each goal through meaningful work. Being a great leader means motivating your employees to work as a team, regardless of differences or outside challenges. Taking the time to incorporate a compelling clear vision will play a critical role in getting your team on the same page, remaining focused on goals and working as a well oiled machine towards accomplishing those goals.

Shantel Carvalho is an Account Coordinator at NRPR Group.