Monday, December 17, 2012

11 Attributes Of Great Leadership

1. Honesty – Tell the truth; even if lying is easier.
2. Integrity – Do what’s right; even if nobody is watching.
3. Visionary – Have some vision for where you’re going; empower your team to get you there and if you don’t do anything else.
4.  Self-Awareness – Know who you are; the good, the bad and the ugly.
5. Risk Taker – Be willing to try new things, new strategies and embrace new ideas; even if the ideas aren’t yours.
6. Caring – Truly care about those you lead; people can care less about how much you know until they know how much you care.
7. Stand For Something – Lead by convictions; know why you do what you do and why you think what you think.
8. Spirit Of Development – Develop other leaders; without leadership development, the pipeline of leadership is halted.
9. Good Listener – Be willing to listen; if you’re always talking, there is a good chance you are not listening.
10. Lifetime Leaner – Learn from anything and everything; no matter how many degrees or titles you have, you always have the capacity to learn.
11. Humility – Stay levelheaded and don’t think that you’re better than others; no matter how much success, praise or fortune you receive. 

Scott Williams is the original author of this post.

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