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Top 10 Qualities of Great Leaders

Top 10 Qualities of Great Leaders

Some are born leaders; some become leaders due to chance or situation- either way leaders have these peculiar qualities you would not see in a normal individual.

  1. A leader is one who makes decisive decisions
  2. He is productive and not busy
  3. He fabricates smart goals
  4. A leader always lives out of his comfort zone
  5. A leader is one who learns, grows, evolves and develops his skills
  6. Has a very positive outlook or shall we say “Never say no” attitude
  7. He is consistent, full of character, credible and trust worthy
  8. He cares, communicates and connects with his employees and clients
  9. Takes quick action to solve a problem
  10. A leader is one who betters himself by measuring and tracking his progress

Top 10 Qualities of Great Leaders

If you find more of these qualities in you, Whoa, you are a leader in the making!

Peter Drucker famously stated that when “management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things.”

Great leaders possess incredible social intelligence, a passion for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the “things” that truly merit attention.

Not a bad skill set for the rest of us, either.

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What makes an effective leader? 

Being emotionally intelligent is one great quality that makes a leader unique in that, he understands and manages his emotions, as well as the emotions of other people.

A grounded personality can think straight and control actions to effect positive outcomes.

Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”

Who is a leader? 

While focusing on the needs of others a leader has to find time for personal reflection and observation, be open to criticism, admit mistakes and admit when he needs to improve.

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” 

Why is it important to be a leader? 

A leader is one who influences and brings about positive change in people’s lives by virtue of being generous.

He is the one who finds pride in helping others succeed.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

What is that one quality that makes leaders unique? 

Humility is one thing I’ve noticed in almost all great leaders…

M.S.Dhoni is one fine example- he keeps his cool even during crisis situations, celebrates victory by giving the entire credit to his team and leads by example.

His humility surprises many – “Rising from a very humble background, Dhoni portrays this aspect of humility in almost every game of his.

Congratulating the opponents on their victory, motivating the team mates, sharing the victory with the team, reflect the small bits of humility in the man.”

7 adorable qualities that made M.S. Dhoni a successful Indian Cricket Captain

What is leadership? 

Mapping out one’s journey is the first step, then communicating the plan to the team comes next, staying in the game one step ahead by anticipating and embracing change.

These are the crucial aspects of leadership to turn big ideas into executable plans while keeping your team on track.

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”