There are many traits that make a good leader. From keeping open communications with your team to following through on your commitments, good traits and consistency in action can help people feel comfortable and confident following your lead.
I came across a short, but distinct list describing exceptional leadership – and I have to say, I agree with everything on it. The list, composed by Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, described the list as four traits that appeal to all generations. Here’s how the list describes exceptional leaders:
- They envision the future and get others to do the same. Inspiration is the driving force behind motivation, Schwantes says. In order to empower your team, you have to inspire them so they want to work alongside you to make your vision a reality.
- They take initiative and act. Great leaders take necessary and beneficial risks and “create urgency with intent and purpose,” he writes.