“20 Traits of a Great Leader”
The following is a snapshot of a great leader. I give these to you with no detail or explanation, but for you to reflect on them and be challenged. Take these twenty traits and use them as a sounding board to indicate your current status as a leader. Copy the list and give it to your team members and let it be a starting point for a much deeper discussion.
1. A leader is always full of praise.
2. A leader learns to use the phrases “thank you” and “please” on his/her way to the top.
3. A leader is always growing.
4. A leader is possessed with his/her dreams.
5. A leader launches forth before success is certain.
6. A leader is not afraid of confrontation.
7. A leader talks about his/her own mistakes before talking about someone else’s.
8. A leader is a person of honesty and integrity.
9. A leader has a good name.
10. A leader makes others better.
11. A leader is quick to praise and encourages the smallest amount of improvement.
12. A leader is genuinely interested in others.
13. A leader looks for opportunities to find someone doing something right.
14. A leader takes others up the ladder with them.
15. A leader responds to his/her own failures and acknowledges them before others have to discover and reveal them.
16. A leader never allows murmuring – from himself or others.
17. A leader is specific in their expectations of others.
18. A leader holds accountable those who work with them.
19. A leader does what is right rather than what is popular.
20. A leader is a servant.
Until Next Week,
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort – it is ready to climb.”
– Pat Riley
Posted on December 14, 2009, in Leadership, Personal Growth, Strengths and tagged Effective Leader, Leadership, Personal Growth, Techniques of effective leaders. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.