Attributes of Effective Leader
Guiding vision: Effective leaders know what they want to do, and have the strength of character to pursue their objectives in the face of opposition and in spite of failures. The effective leader establishes SMART goals.
Passion: Effective leaders passionately believe in their goals. They love what they do, they have a positive outlook on who they are. They are a guiding star for others to follow.
Integrity: Because they know who they are, effective leaders are also aware of their weaknesses. They only make promises they can follow through on.
Honesty: Leaders convey an aura of honesty in both their professional and their personal lives.
Trust: Effective leaders earn the trust of their followers and act on behalf of their followers.
Curiosity: Leaders are learners. They wonder about every aspect of their charge. They find out what they need to know in order to pursue their goals.
Risk: Effective leaders take calculated risks when necessary to achieve their objectives. If a mistake is made, the effective leader will learn from the mistake and use it as an opportunity to explore other avenues.
Dedication: The effective leader is dedicated to his or her charge, and will work assiduously on behalf of those following. The leader gives himself or herself entirely to the task when it is necessary.
Charisma: This may be the one attribute that is the most difficult to cultivate. It conveys maturity, respect for your followers, compassion, a fine sense of humor, and a love of humanity. The result is that leaders have the capability to motivate people to excel.
Listening: Leaders Listen! This is the most important attribute of all, listen to your followers.
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