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Jul122014

Ten Common Traits Possessed By The Best Leaders I've Ever Had

If you were asked to sit down and make a list of the qualities some of the best leaders you’ve ever had all possessed what would your list look like?  Here is Ron Edmondson’s list.

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Originally posted by Ron Edmondson

All my life I’ve been a wisdom seeker. I have had some great leadership influence in my life. Beginning with my high school principal when I was student body president and a man in retail who took interest in me in college, I’ve been blessed with good role models.

Looking back, the best leaders I ever had shared some common traits.

Ten Common Traits among the Best Leaders I Ever Had

1.  Believed in me more than I believed in myself.

2.  Were available to me when I needed them.

3.  Asked good questions of me.

4.  Challenged me to be better than I thought I could be.

5.  Encouraged my dreams, while equally providing for me a sense of reality.

6.  Had a character worthy of following.

7.  Were skillful and competent, but not arrogant or self-serving.

8.  Continued to learn personally.

9.  Were visionary and challenged mediocrity.

10.  Kept their word, but didn’t over-commit themselves.

Would you add any to my list from the best leaders in your life?

 

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