So, How Can We Spot A Good Leader? - Deepstash

So, How Can We Spot A Good Leader?

Good leaders:

  1. Unify and Don’t Divide. Good leaders never create divisions in their constituents, creating a “we vs. they” effect. 
  2. Achieve Results But Limit Collateral Damage. A good leader is effective, but never at the cost of hurting the well-being of followers, or destroying the environment, or turning friends into foes.
  3. Share the Leadership With Followers. They work with followers, consulting with them, caring for them, and developing their shared leadership capacity.
  4. Leave the Team, Organization, or Nation Better Off Than They Found It.


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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

Why do we choose and follow dictators, despots, and tyrants? Is it us or them that’s the problem? Well, it’s both. Followers reap the leaders they sow and vice versa. So, if we don’t like what we are reaping, we should change what we’re sowing.

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