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Monday, May 01, 2006

Seven Traits of Great Leaders

Ken Shelton originally published his "Seven Traits of Good Leaders" in Executive Excellence Magazine. They're shared here at

All great leaders have some aspects of their personalities in common. Outstanding leaders share seven qualities:

  1. Great leaders identify, cultivate, and inspire enthusiastic followers
  2. Great leaders focus their efforts
  3. Great leaders face and overcome great difficulties
  4. Great leaders expect more from themselves than they do from others
  5. Great leaders are not afraid to make tough decisions
  6. Great leaders have a vision and utmost faith in themselves to fulfill that vision
  7. Great leaders are ambitious for themselves, their companies, and their people

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