CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD LEADER

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD LEADER
JUDE R. GOLDMAN

I. ATTITUDE
a.. Positive leaders help make it happen, negative leaders can keep it from happening
b. Positive leaders gain respect and are sought for counsel
c. Leader attitudes are reflected in those they lead

2. SINCERITY
a. Sincerity generates trust and allows for sound rapport
b. Insincerity is recognized by all and destroys relationships

3. FAIRNESS
a. Pursues all the facts, not just those they prefer to hear or ones easy to deal with
b. Faces issues directly and never listens to just one side of an issue

4 GOOD JUDGEMENT
a. Recognizes urgent situations and responds accordingly
b. Deals with integrity and confidentiality
c. Involves the right people, those involved and/or responsible
d. Surrounds themselves with good people

5. SELF-DISCIPLINE
a. Self-motivated
b. Walks the talk
c. Goal and objective oriented
d. Requests and accepts constructive criticism

6. RESPECT FOR OTHERS
a. Sensitive and considerate of others
b. Minimizes embarrassment to others
c. Never considers getting even or back at others d. Doesn’t hold prejudices

7. ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY
a. Never seeks scapegoats for their own mistakes
b. Accepts facts even when they can be damaging
c. Decisive not evasive

8. USES AUTHORITY PROPERLY
a. Makes promises that can be kept
b. Provides promotional opportunities not roadblocks
c. Sets an example for policies and rules

MATURITY
a. Objective and not petty
b. Refrains from taking things personal
c. Appreciates opposing viewpoints
d. Consistent with everyone, everyday
e. Not easily angered or intimidated

10. ORGANIZED
a. Able to arrange order from disorder
b. Uses logical and systematic approaches

11. COMMUNICATION
a. Effective listener
b. Keeps others informed
c. Factual and concise
d. Effective with praise and constructive criticism

12. ACCEPTS CHANGE
a. Challenged not frustrated by change
b. Makes change work for them not against them

13. PROBLEM SOLVER
a. Identifies problem source not just symptoms
b. Pursues problem resolution

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