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Great leaders have a clear, exciting idea of where they are going. They are excellent at strategic planning.
While a manager gets the job done, great leaders tap into the emotions of their employees.
Having the quality of courage means that you are willing to take risks in the achievement of your goals with no assurance of success.
Truthfulness is the foundation quality of the trust that is necessary for the success of any business. It requires that you always tell the truth, to all people, in every situation.
Humility means that you have the self-confidence and self-awareness to recognize the value of others without feeling threatened. You are willing to admit you could be wrong and may not have all the answers.
Humility requires the containment of one’s ego.
Great leaders have the ability to look ahead, to anticipate with some accuracy where the industry and the markets are going in advance of their competitors.
Leaders focus on results, on what must be achieved by themselves, by others, and by the company. They focus on the strengths in themselves and others.
Your ability to select the 20 percent of your people to contribute to 80 percent of your results is essential to the smooth functioning of the organization. Commit to get along well with each key person every single day.
Leaders strive to perfect the ability to speak effectively and persuasively.
They tend to practice public speaking within their own businesses until they are ready to branch out into professional paid speaking gigs.
Leaders think about good leadership qualities and how to apply them on a daily basis.
They lead by example to truly earn the trust of their followers.
Great leaders do the right thing even when no one’s watching. In the times of pseudo-leadership, it’s not hard to spot an authentic leader - someone who is fair, smart, and empathetic, like Martin Luther King Jr
A true leader never shies away from voicing his opinions, breaking stereotypes, and doing the right thing - not just once but every single time.
To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you.
Confident leaders have a strong sense of self and rarely express self-doubt. They understand who they are and are comfortable in their own skin. Charismatic leaders are also optimists. They see the glass as half full instead of half empty and are always looking on the bright side.
The measure of leadership is the impact they have on their followers. How much of a difference they make.
They’re either instrumental in creating real lasting change, or they’re not leaders. They’re just entertainers.