All my life I’ve been a wisdom seeker. I have had some great leadership influence in my life. Beginning with my high school principal when I was student body president and a man in retail who took interest in me in college, I’ve been blessed with good role models.
Looking back, the best leaders I ever had shared some common traits.
10 Common Traits among the Best Leaders I Ever Had
Believed in me more than I believed in myself.
Were available to me when I needed them.
Ask good questions of me.
Challenged me to be better than I thought I could be.
Encouraged my dreams, while equally providing for me a sense of reality.
Had a character worthy of following.
Were skillful and competent, but not arrogant or self-serving.
Continued to learn personally.
Were visionary and challenged mediocrity.
Kept their word, but didn’t over-commit themselves.
Would you add any to my list from the best leaders in your life?