CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER

CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER
BY JOHN C. MAXWELL

1. Positive Attitude – The ability to see people and situations in a positive way.

2. High Energy Level – Strength and stamina to work hard and not wear down.

3. Personal Warmth – A manner that draws people to them.

4. Integrity – Trustworthy, good solid character. Words and walk are consistent “Walk the talk.”

5. Responsible – Always “comes through,” no excuses. Job delegated = job done

6. Good Self-image – Feels good about self, others, and life.

7. Mental Horsepower – The ability to keep learning as the jobs expands.

8. Leadership Ability- Has high influence over others.

9. Followership Ability – Willingness to submit, play team ball, and follow the leader. No personal agenda.

10. Absence of Personal Problems – Personal, family, and business life are in order.

11. People Skills – The ability to draw people and develop them.

12. Sense of Humor – Enjoys life, fails to take self too seriously.

13. Resilience – Ability to “bounce back” when problems arise.

14. Track Record – Has experience and success. “Corn in the crib.”

15. Great Desire – Hungers for growth and personal development

16. Self-discipline – Willing to “pay the price” and handle success. Self-motivated.

17. Creative – Has the ability to see solutions and fix problems. Sees beyond the obvious.

18. Flexibility – Not afraid of change, fluid, flaws as the organization grows. Not territorial.

19. Sees the “Big Picture” – Able to look beyond personal interest and see the total picture. (Not influenced by possible promotion of self or family members)

20. Intuitive – Able to discern and sense a situation without tangible data. “Gut feeling.”

21. Committed – Unshakable commitment to principles. Not swayed by peer pressure or popular opinion.

The above material was excerpted from “Developing the Leader Within You,” by John C. Maxwell 1993.

 

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