Leadership Qualities

Nancy Duarte on Leading Others with Stories, Symbols and Ceremonies
Leadership

Nancy Duarte on Leading Others with Stories, Symbols and Ceremonies

Nancy Duarte is the founder of the design firm Duarte, Inc. which has consulted companies and leaders like Apple, Google and GE to create the speeches and presentations that have shaped the brands we love.
Lewis Howes
How Mark Zuckerberg Wins at the Long Game -- And How You Can, Too
Radicals & Visionaries

How Mark Zuckerberg Wins at the Long Game -- And How You Can, Too

Facebook's mission statement may be 'move fast and break things,' but the CEO's strategy is thoughtful and consistent with his vision to connect the entire world.
Carolyn Sun
The First 5 Steps That Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey
Radicals & Visionaries

The First 5 Steps That Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey

They're mostly mental but if enacted diligently, you too will discover that Fortune favors the prepared mind.
Gerard Adams
5 Ways to Kill Your Startup's 'Office Politics' Before They Start
Office Politics

5 Ways to Kill Your Startup's 'Office Politics' Before They Start

A company's early stages offer a golden opportunity to establish the values that will prevent discord down the road.
Adam Siegel
6 Ways to Cope With, or Maybe Escape, Corporate Stockholm Syndrome.
Bad Bosses

6 Ways to Cope With, or Maybe Escape, Corporate Stockholm Syndrome.

There is a surprisingly large number of similarities between the helplessness of a hostage and the resigned attitude of somebody with a really overbearing boss.
Ric Kelly
Introverts: 4 Ways to Be Yourself and Be a Charismatic Leader
Radicals & Visionaries

Introverts: 4 Ways to Be Yourself and Be a Charismatic Leader

Don't count out introverts. Many are incredibly effective managers for powerful reasons.
Nina Zipkin
Legendary Leaders Are Inspirational, Empathetic Master Psychologists
Leadership

Legendary Leaders Are Inspirational, Empathetic Master Psychologists

'In today's crazy world, leadership is about inspiring everyone you touch to be the best they can be,' says Kevin Roberts, global chairman of ad house Saatchi & Saatchi.
Catherine Clifford
The Journey From Expert to Guru Is 3 Simple-But-Powerful Steps
Leadership

The Journey From Expert to Guru Is 3 Simple-But-Powerful Steps

Attaining the status of a guru will not happen overnight, but it's worth the effort.
Steven Kaufman
This Is Why Employees Trust Their Co-Workers More Than You
Trust

This Is Why Employees Trust Their Co-Workers More Than You

Want to build trust? Increase transparency. Increase recognition. Place less emphasis on seniority.
Heather R. Huhman
Yahoo's Chairman Reflects: What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business
Mentors

Yahoo's Chairman Reflects: What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life.
7 Powerful Lessons From Film That Can Teach Each of Us to Be a Super Manager
How to Be a Super Manager

7 Powerful Lessons From Film That Can Teach Each of Us to Be a Super Manager

Learn how to help you help yourself -- and be the sort of great manager employees love -- using these cinematic examples as lessons.
Nina Zipkin
7 Ways to Master Poise Under Pressure
Stress Management

7 Ways to Master Poise Under Pressure

In times of turmoil people naturally follow the leader who is unruffled.
Sherrie Campbell
4 Ways to Power Through Fear and Maximize Success
Leadership

4 Ways to Power Through Fear and Maximize Success

Use the skills and drive that made you successful to overcome doubts and fears.
Scott Hansen
These 3 Qualities Can Improve Sales Results
Radicals & Visionaries

These 3 Qualities Can Improve Sales Results

They sound simple, but they make a difference.
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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