2 A Thought About Leaders Warren Bennis, Ph.D. said, “Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing.”
3 Who Is A Leader? A leader is a person who: Guides Directs or Commands other persons, teams, or groups into achieving a common goal.
4 What Is Leadership? The ability of an individual to: influence, motivate, andenableothers to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members.
5 Traits of Successful Leaders Accomplished leaders demonstrate unique traits that set them apart. Some examples of these traitsfollow.
6 Traits of Successful Leaders Be Visionary: work in the present, learning from the past and looking to the future.Communicate your vision to those you lead.Be evaluative—continually re-evaluate the vision.Involve staff in revising the vision.Plan how to achieve the vision--be a good planner.
7 Traits of Successful Leaders Be Passionate (have very strong feelings about your leadership and what you do)Inspire passion in your employees—be inspiring, influencing others.Be enthusiastic—love your work!
8 Traits of Successful Leaders Be a Good Decision-makerMake decisions quickly, but not hastily.Be quietly competent and know the business thoroughly.Be committed to your decision, but be flexible and adaptable.Be analytical and thoughtful in making decisions.
9 Traits of Successful Leaders Be a Team Builder—build a great team.Delegate responsibility—help employees grow.Listen and learn from employees—be interested in feedback.Inspire confidence in employees.Share the glory—give others due recognition and reward their efforts.
10 Traits of Successful Leaders Have a Good Work Ethic:Be organizedBe resourcefulBe open-minded and open to changeBe consistent
11 Traits of Successful Leaders Have Good CharacterBe honest and trustworthyHave empathy for othersHave a good sense of humorBe respectful of others