Leadership Characteristics

There are certain behaviors and skills that I believe an effective leader must demonstrate. Here are the top Ten Characteristics of a True Leader built on my twenty years of  Passionate Leadership experience:

1.  Humble
 Knows strengths as well as weaknesses; Allows for team members to compliment her weaknesses by utilizing their strengths

2.  Honest
 Direct in communication and does not lie; provides enough information for listener to understand communication

3.  People-oriented
 Earns respect and gives genuine respect to others; understands there are different points of view

4.  Decision maker
 Takes risk; Is willing to be courageous in what she stands for and makes decisions based on her values

5.  Communicates well
 Speaks clearly and ensures others heard the communication recognizing that others may agree or disagree with the content of the communication; listens for understanding and clarity

6.  Follows and Leads
 Is willing and able to cooperate and contribute as a team member giving up the lead; Is willing and able to step into Leadership when the opportunity presents itself

7.  Embraces Leadership
 Accepts responsibility, accountability, authority

8.  Visionary
 Creates and promotes a higher cause vision; Demonstrates persistence, tenacity and staying in action to support the vision

9. Problem solvers
 Generates and utilizes ideas; very resourceful in seeking out solutions

10.  Optimistic
Has an attitude of success expectancy; enjoys and engages a sense of humor and lightheartedness

 I share them here in this audio.  [display_podcast]

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