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Defining Attributes Of Excellent Leaders

Top : Defining Attributes Of Excellent Leaders - The following listings provide a good checklist of traits, characteristics, and attributes effect leaders should have or want to develop. Compare your leadership assets and talents with those discussed here to determine how current your leadership skills are. How are your critical thinking skills? Check out the listing devoted to developing and improving critical thinking skills. Also, see if you agree that leading a group is different from managing a group.


  • 10 Characteristics of Superior Leaders - Successful Leader Characteristics - Entrepreneur.com By David Javitch
    Thousands of articles and books have been published describing what it takes to be a superior organizational leader. Some researchers and authors claim a superior leader possesses certain traits or abilities; others say it's all personality. Still others maintain it's the behaviors--not necessarily the intentions or thoughts--that are crucial. Whatever your viewpoint, it boils down to this: successful leaders share the following characteristics or views (Added: 16-Dec-2009 Hits: 1623 )
  • Being a Leader : Excerpt from Leading from Within By Dr. Nancy Huber
    There are four characteristics of effective leaders which I consider foundational. They are not traits which you are either born with or not. Neither are they attributes that you might acquire by learning more about them. I believe these essential leader characteristics are CHOICES that we make. Exemplary leaders are passionate, authentic, credible, and ethical. (Added: 12-Mar-2007 Hits: 1149 )
  • Course and Direction - A Culture of Leadership By Barry Wolfson
    Leadership has sometimes been described as taking people to a place that they would not normally go to on their own. Barry Wolfson explores the leadership attributes that managers within an organization must have to successfully implement their company's strategic vision. (Added: 6-Sep-2003 Hits: 1012 )
  • Delegation By Dorene Lehavi Ph.D
    One defining attribute of an excellent leader is the ability to delegate. If you have not been successful with delegation you can learn what can be done differently. Also some tips are included to help you develop your delegation skills. (Added: 20-Feb-2007 Hits: 832 )
  • Effective Leadership: A Very Old Formula By Ed Rose
    Five effective leadership behaviors (ATROC)are identified by the author here. See what the acronym (ATROC)means within this context and learn what folks are looking for in leadership. (Added: 19-Mar-2010 Hits: 419 )
  • Five Defining Characteristics of Great CEOs By Jan B. King
    Great CEOs are great leaders. They know themselves and what they stand for. They have been called on all their lives as problem solvers because others know them to be fair and impartial. People respect their opinions and look to them for guidance. Great CEOs are mature as people. They can suffer disappointment more gracefully than others and give others credit for their achievements. (Added: 20-Feb-2007 Hits: 618 )
  • Leadership - Character and Traits By Donald Clark
    Leaders are excellence builders. This a good discussion of traits and attributes that are universal in every great leader. (Added: 21-Feb-2007 Hits: 668 )
  • Mindful Leadership: When East Meets West By Bill George
    William George, an expert on leadership development, recently teamed with Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche to present a conference on "mindful leadership," a secular process to explore the roles of self-awareness and self-compassion in developing strong and effective leaders. "To our knowledge, this is the first time that a Buddhist Rinpoche and a leadership professor have joined forces to explore this subject and see how Eastern teaching can inform our Western thinking about leadership and vice versa," George says. You can read George's summary of the Mindful Leadership conference on his Web site. For George, leaders who don't develop self-awareness are subject to becoming seduced by external rewards, such as power, money, and recognition. They also have difficulty acknowledging mistakes, an Achilles' heel that has crippled a number of CEOs who have appeared in the news recently. (Added: 27-Nov-2011 Hits: 589 )
  • Overcoming Barriers to Creativity By Will Schutz, Ph.D.
    As an effective leader, you want to encourage creativity within your team. Learn how to remove obstacles to creativity and logical thinking, and identify the hurdles at each stage of the creative process. (Added: 17-Feb-2010 Hits: 402 )
  • Service Over Self-Interest By Micheal McKinney
    Find out why leaders should focus on service over self-interest. Learn and understand the concept of custodial leadership. Do you know what stewardship is within a leadership context? Find out by checking out this article. (Added: 21-Feb-2007 Hits: 573 )
  • The Art of Enlightened Leadership By Jim Dreaver
    Some thoughts about enlightened leadership and the qualities a leader must possess in order to be a great leader. (Added: 8-Nov-2007 Hits: 515 )
  • The Brains of Leadership and Management By Alistair Schofield
    Management and leadership alike obviously and entirely depend on the brain - the most complex organ in the human body and one that, even today, is not fully understood. The better leaders and managers do understand its workings, however, the better they are able to use this complexity - and improve their results. (Added: 16-Mar-2007 Hits: 644 )
  • What Great Managers Do Differently By Susan M. Heathfield
    Find out what great managers do differently to inspire and motivate their teams. Learn how to create a more energetic organization. (Added: 20-Apr-2007 Hits: 588 )
  • Your Management Style By Jill Geisler
    Describes management styles and encourages managers to figure out which style they use. Also encourages managers to discuss their management styles with their employees. (Added: 4-Apr-2007 Hits: 555 )

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