10 attributes of a good leader

Leadership transcends titles and positions. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. As we navigate through complex challenges in our professional lives, the essence of true leadership becomes more critical than ever. Here are ten attributes that distinguish good leaders:

  1. Empathy: Understanding and sharing the feelings of others isn’t just about compassion; it’s about connecting on a human level, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and understood.
  2. Integrity: A cornerstone of trustworthiness, integrity means aligning actions with words, making decisions that are not just beneficial but also ethical and just.
  3. Vision: Great leaders have a clear, exciting idea of where they are going and what they are trying to accomplish. This vision helps to inspire and guide the team towards achieving collective goals.
  4. Inclusivity: Celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and their contributions matter. Inclusivity leads to innovative ideas and perspectives.
  5. Resilience: The ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from failures is crucial. Resilience inspires teams to persevere through challenges.
  6. Communication: Effective leaders communicate clearly and persuasively, but also listen actively, ensuring a two-way flow of information and feedback.
  7. Adaptability: The only constant is change, and good leaders are flexible and agile, capable of adjusting strategies to meet evolving circumstances and challenges.
  8. Empowerment: Empowering others by delegating authority and encouraging decision-making. This builds confidence and fosters a sense of ownership among team members.
  9. Accountability: Taking responsibility for one’s actions and decisions, and holding others to the same standard, fosters a culture of trust and mutual respect.
  10. Continuous Learning: The best leaders are perpetual learners, open to new ideas, and always seeking to improve themselves and their teams.

Leadership is not about being in charge; it’s about taking care of those in your charge. As we embody these attributes, we not only become better leaders but also pave the way for others to follow suit.

Let’s connect and discuss further: What leadership attributes do you value the most? How do you foster these qualities in your professional journey?

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About Trond Larsen: Has recruited leaders domestic and internationally since 1995. Founder of Talent Gallery. Awarded “Service to the network” in MRI (2005), International MRI office of the year 2007, hosting international recruiting conferences since 2005, member of NPAworldwide since 2014. Life time placing more than 1000 people into new roles.

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