Leaders have the ability to impact the current state and mold the future.
So we want to make sure they are leading with the characteristics we think are most important.
Here are 8 characteristics and qualities of a great leader:
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
the state of being whole and undivided.
Ability to delegate.
entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
share or exchange information, news, or ideas.
the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
able to move quickly and easily.
Learning is the process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences.
the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
When you think of these 8 characteristics, what great leaders from your life come to mind? If you think of someone and you are able to mentor with that person, ask them how they grew those areas of their skillset.
I recommend you make a leadership development plan.
This is simple in that you take each of the 8 characteristics and qualities and measure where you are at on a sale of 1 - 10. 1 being low and 10 being amazing.
Let’s say in integrity you are a 7 because you break promises to yourself and you are a 6 in gratitude.
Some simple ideas might be to share your commitments to yourself with someone else and work towards moving that to a 10 - where you always keep your personal commitments. For the gratitude number, perhaps it is slowing down for 5 minutes each morning and writing down a gratitude list or closing your day with that before bed.
You can move your own personal needle to the high levels of great leadership with practice and consistency.
Much success leaders!