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Friday, March 11, 2016

39 Qualities Of Great Leaders

Here are 39 qualities or attributes of great leaders. If you have the job of identifying potential leaders in your organization then you should look for people with these must have qualities:

  1. Ability to analyze information extensively to identify the real root cause of problems
  2. Skill to evaluate multiple alternatives to arrive at the appropriate solution
  3. Wisdom to consider the short term and long term implications while taking decisions
  4. Organization skills to break down complex tasks into manageable parts
  5. Ability to establish linkage amongst data points and identify trends
  6. Skill to utilize multiple sources to collect relevant information
  7. Strong understanding of customer's business and the impact of own decisions/ actions on it
  8. Wisdom to make customer priority as our own priority
  9. Open to receive customer feedback to improve operations
  10. Excellent communication skills(both written, verbal)
  11. Strong understanding of customer's business needs
  12. Focus on creating solutions that meet customer needs
  13. Proactive approach to connect with the customer and build rapport
  14. Ability to create and drive detailed plans. Proficient in prioritizing the tasks effectively
  15. Stands up and takes up challenges with enthusiasm
  16. Take complete accountability from the very beginning through end
  17. Displays an attitude of gratitude, appreciates and recognizes the contribution of others
  18. Skills to adapt and collaborate with multiple stakeholders from diverse background
  19. Invest efforts and focuses on development of others
  20. Ability to select right candidates for the job and delegate tasks according to strengths of individuals
  21. Helps everyone understand their role/ part by sharing the BIGGER picture
  22. Treats everyone with respect and displays empathy
  23. Great ability to manage and resolve conflicts for effective team management
  24. Never every gives up when faced with challenges
  25. Self driven and encourages initiatives
  26. Ability to modulate own communication by assessing the audience
  27. Listens with intent
  28. Aware of the improvement areas and strengths of own self and the team
  29. Proficient at the required technical, domain and management skills
  30. Never looses composure in stressful situations
  31. Extremely committed to continuous learning and self development
  32. Possesses clarity of thought and articulates own thoughts in precise manner
  33. Produces written communication that is clear and precise/ crisp
  34. Assertive and confident to share own point of view
  35. Open to hear ideas and promotes innovation
  36. Willing to go extra mile for getting the job done
  37. Ensures timely delivery with top quality by working with focus and commitment 
  38. Ability to look into the future to predict issues and identify opportunities
  39. Leads naturally by helping others and gains respect
While this is not a complete list but this is a good list to follow because it covers the basic attributes which are must have qualities for great leaders. Try to absorb as much as possible out of these and try to put into practice in every day life, it will work wonders in the long run.

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