In my efforts to learn more about leadership — both for my own use and so I can teach it to others — I’ve run across several lists of “qualities of leaders” from respected figures such as Dave Ramsey and Dan Rockwell, and on blogs at Fast Company and Forbes. Each list was presented in the context of a particular point or emphasis, but there were common themes throughout that show some “basic principles” of leadership that everyone can agree on. These common themes include:
- Team Focused
In my next few posts I will look at each one in turn — trying to pull from different sources to create a picture that existing or prospective leaders can use to help develop their leadership potential; not by memorizing rules or learning skills, but by understanding what it means to be a successful leader.