Leadership Qualities

10 Surprising Things Successful People Like
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10 Surprising Things Successful People Like

The most successful business leaders are alternatingly denigrated and worshipped. The truth is, they're very much like you and me.
Steve Tobak
How Growing Up With Nothing Equipped Me to Run a Billion-Dollar Company
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How Growing Up With Nothing Equipped Me to Run a Billion-Dollar Company

Sheldon Yellen started life on the mean streets of Detroit. There, he learned four life-changing lessons.
Sheldon Yellen
What Leaders Can Learn From America's No. 1 Cancer Center
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What Leaders Can Learn From America's No. 1 Cancer Center

When his wife got sick, Michael Lee Stallard learned that a place's attitude can help heal as much as the medicine it provides.
Michael Lee Stallard
2 Lessons You Can Learn From Entrepreneurial Failure
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2 Lessons You Can Learn From Entrepreneurial Failure

Failure isn't always bad -- if you can take something away from it that makes you a better leader.
Steve Tobak
What We Can Learn From Volkswagen's Scandal and the Legacy of a Leader
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What We Can Learn From Volkswagen's Scandal and the Legacy of a Leader

The carmaker's mistake stems from toxicity in its culture, and that always starts at the top.
Brian Fielkow
The 11 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves
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The 11 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves

Do you have the courage to stop, be alone and answer them?
Dov Baron
3 Steps to Aligning Sales Teams and Maximizing Results
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3 Steps to Aligning Sales Teams and Maximizing Results

Get over thinking that salespeople are 'coin-operated.' That realization is the first step toward great leadership.
Jay Larson
5 Traits of Successful Leaders
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5 Traits of Successful Leaders

Leaders who exhibit these simple qualities are sure to help their organizations achieve success, stimulating their team to dig deep, find the motivation to work hard and create real value .
Norm Merritt
Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer to Entrepreneurs: Firing People Is Part of Your Job
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Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer to Entrepreneurs: Firing People Is Part of Your Job

'Everyone has people working for them that shouldn't be. Free them from their own failure.'
Jason Fell
The 5 Times Leaders Should Say No
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The 5 Times Leaders Should Say No

You can't always make everyone happy.
Jon Elvekrog
Why the Best Business Leaders Are Pigheaded and Irrational
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Why the Best Business Leaders Are Pigheaded and Irrational

Successful leaders must constantly hold conflicting ideas in their heads while thinking big and acting bigger. As long as you stay true to yourself and your goals, people will be willing to follow you.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
What Really Makes a Good Leader?
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What Really Makes a Good Leader?

Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business.
Travis Bradberry
9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit
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9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don't leave jobs; they leave managers.
Travis Bradberry
6 Ways You Can Win at Office Politics
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6 Ways You Can Win at Office Politics

The key is to understand the players and the rules and then to play the game in a way that aligns with your personal values and principles.
Travis Bradberry
Leadership Qualities

Leadership qualities are the distinguishing characteristics and attributes of good leaders. Leadership and its qualities have been the subject of study throughout history. Whether leaders are born and not made can still be a matter of debate. What makes a great leader is far from a clear-cut formula of traits and talents. But they do share some things in common. In business, or in any field, an effective leader often exhibits the following:

  • Vision
  • Trustworthiness
  • Communication skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Confidence
  • Inspiration
  • Competency
  • Assertiveness

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