8 traits of a great leader

Hello from Annapolis, Maryland!

We’re at NAFCU’s Management and Leadership Institute. Yesterday, more than 110 credit union leaders designed the characteristics of the leader they want to follow – and the leader they want to become.

That would be a good list, eh?

  1. Communication skills have to be strong.  A great leader needs to be engaging, open-minded, a great listener, transparent, and clear with expectations.
  2. They need to be a people person.  Good leaders appreciate their teams. They support and defend their teams. They care for their teams. The develop their teams.


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