5 C’s every leader needs

There is a big difference between leaders who are truly great and those who skate by or overly rely on their titles. Leaders who are great are easy to identify – they leave a lasting mark on their organizations and the people who work for them.

“[O]rganizations with the highest-quality leaders are 13 times more likely to outperform the competition in a variety of key metrics, including customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and overall financial performance,” writes Leadership guru Peter Economy.

He says these high-quality leaders all share these five C’s of leadership:

1. Charismatic. Really great leaders are outgoing and enthusiastic – naturally drawing people to them. It is clear that these kinds of leaders truly enjoy their jobs.

2. Convincing. Great leaders are persuasive and can get others onboard with their views.

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