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SevenPersonalQualitiesFoundInAGoodLeader:

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Agoodleaderhasanexemplarycharacter.Itisofutmostimportancethataleaderis
trustworthytoleadothers.Aleaderneedstobetrustedandbeknowntolivetheirlifewith
honestlyandintegrity.Agoodleaderwalksthetalkandindoingsoearnstherighttohave
responsibilityforothers.Trueauthorityisbornfromrespectforthegoodcharacterand
trustworthinessofthepersonwholeads.

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Agoodleaderisenthusiasticabouttheirworkorcauseandalsoabouttheirroleasleader.
Peoplewillrespondmoreopenlytoapersonofpassionanddedication.Leadersneedtobe
abletobeasourceofinspiration,andbeamotivatortowardstherequiredactionorcause.
Althoughtheresponsibilitiesandrolesofaleadermaybedifferent,theleaderneedstobe
seentobepartoftheteamworkingtowardsthegoal.Thiskindofleaderwillnotbeafraidto
rolluptheirsleevesandgetdirty.

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Agoodleaderisconfident.Inordertoleadandsetdirectionaleaderneedstoappear
confidentasapersonandintheleadershiprole.Suchapersoninspiresconfidenceinothers
anddrawsoutthetrustandbesteffortsoftheteamtocompletethetaskwell.Aleaderwho
conveysconfidencetowardstheproposedobjectiveinspiresthebesteffortfromteam
members.

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Aleaderalsoneedstofunctioninanorderlyandpurposefulmannerinsituationsof
uncertainty.Peoplelooktotheleaderduringtimesofuncertaintyandunfamiliarityandfind
reassuranceandsecuritywhentheleaderportraysconfidenceandapositivedemeanor.

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Goodleadersaretolerantofambiguityandremaincalm,composedandsteadfasttothemain
purpose.Storms,emotions,andcrisescomeandgoandagoodleadertakestheseaspartofthe
journeyandkeepsacoolhead.

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Agoodleaderaswellaskeepingthemaingoalinfocusisabletothinkanalytically.Notonly
doesagoodleaderviewasituationasawhole,butisabletobreakitdownintosubpartsfor
closerinspection.Notonlyisthegoalinviewbutagoodleadercanbreakitdowninto
manageablestepsandmakeprogresstowardsit.

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Agoodleaderiscommittedtoexcellence.Secondbestdoesnotleadtosuccess.Thegood
leadernotonlymaintainshighstandards,butalsoisproactiveinraisingthebarinorderto
achieveexcellenceinallareas.

8. 1.Theyrelifelonglearners
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Greatleadersneverstoplearningabouttheirindustry,themselves,theirteam,andhowtobest
motivatetheirpeople.Theyrealizethatthereisneverapointwhenyouknowitall.Thereis
alwayssomethingnewtolearn.

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2.Theylisten

11. Greatleadersunderstandthe2:1ratiotwoearsandonemouth.Leadersdontjustbark
orders.Theylistentotheirteam,theircustomers,theirpeers,andtheircompetitorsbecause
theyknowitisthebestwaytounderstandasituationsotheycanmakethebestdecision
possible.

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3.Theyacceptandvalidateinput

13. Greatleadersdontoperateinavacuumassumingthattheyalwaysknowbest.Theyknowto
considerinputfromeveryoneimpactedbyadecisioninordertogetbuyinfromtheirteam,
staygroundedandremainobjective.Althoughtheyretainfinalsay,theyreteamwillstand
behindthedecisionknowingthattheyreinputwaswholeheartedlyweighedandconsidered.

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4.Theyconsiderthepast,presentand
future
15. Greatleadersunderstandwheretheirorganizationhasbeen,whereitsat,andwhereits
going.Theydontonlybarrelforward,ignoringwhatshappeningnow,nordotheyignorethe
lessonslearnedfrompastexperiences.Insteadtheytakeabalancedapproachsotheycan
adjust,maintain,andmoveforward.

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5.Theyknowwhentodeliberateandwhen
toshootfromthehip
17. Greatleaderspossessastrongknackforknowingwhentomakeadecisionandjumponan
opportunityorwhentoexerciseprudenceinstead.Itsaskilldevelopedovertime,andthose
whomasteritareabletonavigatethroughavarietyofcircumstanceswithoutsinkingtheship.

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6.Theyacceptresponsibility

19. Theyaccepttheconsequencesbothgoodandbadfortheirdecisionsandleadership,evenifit
meansgoingdownwiththeship.Theyneverpassthebuck.

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7.Theydemandexcellence,butallow
mistakes
21. Greatleadersinspirepeopletogrowandchallengethemtobebetterthantheyaretoday.
Theyletpeoplemakemistakesandhelpthemfindwaystolearnandimproveinsteadof
punishingthem.

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8.Theycreateopportunitiesforothers

23. Greatleaderscreateopportunitiesforpeopletolearn,grow,orevenmoveon.Theytreat
peopleasanendinthemselves,notmerelyasameanstoanend,makingsurethateveryone
hastheabilitytothrivebothwithinandoutsideoftheorganization.

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9.Theyknowhowtomotivatedifferent
kindsofpeople
25. Greatleadersknowthatleadershipisnotonesizefitsall.Theyunderstandhowtoassessand
motivatedifferentkindsofpeopletowardsuccess,notjustpeoplewhothinklikethem.

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10.Theystandbehindandstandupfor
theirpeople
27. Greatleadersknowthatrespectandintegrityrestsonthefactthattheywillstandupfortheir
peopleandpushthemforward.Thebestleadersarentnecessarilytheonesinfront.

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11.Theyknowthats*@talwaysrollsuphill

29. Greatleadersknowthatnegativetalkandgossipkillmoraleandbreeddistrust.Theydont
talkbadlyaboutanyoneinfrontoftheirteam.Insteadtheysaveitfortheboardroom,
mastermindteam,orotherconfidant.

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12.Whotheyaredoesntchangefrom
situationtosituation

31. Agreatleaderisthesamepersonatwork,athome,infrontoftheboss,oronthestreet.Their
valuesdontchangetosuitthewhimsofothers.
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33. Greatleadersputothersfirstandfindwaystohelpothersgrow.Theyrenotrockstarsor
talkingheads.Theyrecheerleaders,teachers,listeners,moderators,andcanbefoundatany
levelofanorganizationnotjustinmanagement.