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5 Essential Traits Leaders Should Embody

Embodying these traits may help you become an impactful leader.

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If you talk to ten people about what it takes to be an effective leader, you will get ten different answers. Every person has a different point of view about and what traits make for a . People usually assign leadership to position, but as Donald H. McGannon, who ran Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation and served as president of the National Urban League, said: “Leadership is action, not position.”

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Mr. McGannon’s definition of leadership hits the mark. Leadership is not about position. I learned this concept early in my business career. I saw individuals with leadership titles who did not embody what it means to truly lead. 

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