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Ten Qualities of Outstanding Leaders


Ten Qualities of Outstanding Leaders

Although individual strengths and abilities may vary, most experts agree that outstanding leaders tend to view the world in similar ways. A solid set of values is particularly important, as is a commitment to high ethical standards. The most commonly observed qualities in outstanding leaders include:
1. Leadership by Example - serving as an example for others.
2. Visionary – providing a sense of direction for others.
3. Strong Communicator – listening and considering as well as speaking.
4. Trustworthy- behaving in a consistent, highly ethical, and fair manner.
5. Calm – staying cool under pressure, especially when things go wrong.
6. Open Minded – inviting constructive dissent or disagreements.
7. Professional – being respectable both at work and in their private lives.
8. Clear Thinking – simplifying things to maximize understanding and minimize confusion.
9. Nurturing - showing respect for all people, their opinions, and their capacity to achieve important results.
10. Supportive- helping others build on their strengths and showing appreciation.



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