Thursday, September 18, 2008

Leadership Qualities

To lead with authority and buy-in a good leader should exhibit several qualities. There are many that I'm not covering in this list but thought I would key in on a few.
  • Integrity - This is an area that is probably key above all other qualities. People may follow you for a while without it but will never have long term buy in unless you have it.
  • Motivation - This is having initiative or the desire to take action and get things done. Someone that is motivated doesn't wait to be told what to do that are leaders of action.
  • Confidence - This not only means be sure of yourself but knowing what you're doing. The more others are convinced that you know what to do, the more confidence they will have in you.
  • Communication - A good leader is good at human relations. You can't lead others if you can't communicate with them. This also includes listening.

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