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Traits of a Successful Leader

Are you an effective leader? Look at the traits below and rate yourself in each area. This will give you an idea of your strengths and weaknesses to help you focus on becoming an even better leader.

Leaders are grounded. They know who they are and where they are going. They set the direction and pace for the organization and lead by example.

World class leaders are reliable, trustworthy, genuine, real and positive. They make everyone feel that they are an important part of the organization and create an exciting environment.

Leaders are visionaries. Leaders provide the vision, values and strategies to transform their organizations to higher levels of sustained success. They take the organization to where it has not been. They set the example, establish the environment and implement the processes for everyone in the organization to adhere to the same standards.

Successful leaders have personal and professional values which govern their behavior. They lead by values. Values give them the foundation to make important decisions to keep the organization moving in the right direction. Values also provide a solid foundation for everybody in the organization to guide their behaviors, decisions and actions throughout the company.