9 impressive characteristics great leaders share

What makes a great leader? 

How can you become a great leader? Maybe a good start is to understand the characteristics great leaders share

Lifehack lists these 9 impressive characteristics great leaders have:

1. Great Leaders Are Persistent

A great leader maintains persistence in the face of adversary, and always knows how to use self discipline in order to get ahead.

2. Great Leaders Motivate Others

All great leaders know how to inspire action, and sometimes a positive attitude is all it takes to get the ball rolling..

3. Great Leaders Work Well With Others

Great leaders recognise the value of synchronicity, and moreover, the power inclusivity.

They surround themselves with highly skilled people who complement their own skills and emulate their ambitions and personal values.

4. Great Leaders Ask Questions

Great leaders are always prepared to acknowledge room for improvement.

What can be done better? How do I improve? The capacity for acquired knowledge is infinite.

5. Great Leaders Make Decisions

Great leaders commit to decisions and are always prepared take the appropriate risks at the right time.

6. Great Leaders Master The Art Of Communication

A great leader is articulate and succinct in the delivery of his/her message.

They generate activity, not through the issuing of commands, but by offering guidance and support.

7.Great Leaders Share What They Know

Knowledge is not a private prerogative.

People respect a leader who doesn’t keep them in the dark. Collective awareness is the key to social justice and respect.

8. Great Leaders Share Their Power

Power is not a badge or a medal, and cannot be identified as a tangible entity.

True power lies within the act of compassion, and the equal distribution of opportunities amongst others.

Great leaders share their power and celebrate their influence by using it to help those in need, rather than those in want.

9. Great Leaders Share Their Time

They spend time listening to feedback and are always responsive to the group’s needs, and ready to offer support and assistance.

Good leaders will always express sincere care and concern for all members of their group.


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