Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring something to life is the first step in creating a successful leader. While finding a new and unique idea is rare enough; the ability to successfully be an amazing person is what separates the give ups and the winners.. However you see yourself, whatever your age may be, as soon as you make that exciting first step to being a leader. Here are some key qualities that every good leader should possess, and learn to emphasize..l;.
- Integrity: A strong sense of “what is right” and a demonstration that sets the tone for others. A commitment to teaching by example.
- Courage: The strength to act in accordance with your own values and the greater good.
- Confidence: A belief in your ability to meet most challenges that come your way.
- Vision: A strong sense of where you are going as a person and where you think society, your community and your organisation should be going – and how it might get there.
- Enthusiasm: A lively interest in the people, issues and events around you, a feeling of excitement about the possibilities, and the energy to guide them towards fruition.
- Innovation: The ability to “think outside the box,” take risks and develop new and effective solutions to old and emerging problems.
- Communication: An ability to listen to and understand the thoughts, ideas and concerns of others and to clearly communicate your own.
- Belief in others: The desire to trust of others, when others learn to love you and build friendship between others.
- Respect: An ability to inspire respect, allowing a person to trust you , maintain discipline and encourage the skills of others.
- Insight: The ability to see the big picture, coupled with a strong sense of what stage you are at along the path, and intuit problems before they arise or before they become insurmountable.
- Sense of humour: The ability to laugh at yourself and stop tense or stressful situations with humour.
- Competence: Others are unlikely to follow the lead of a person who does not appear to know what s/he is doing.
- Delegation skills: A willingness to trust others and gain some responsibilities
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Is there any other qualities?