6 Qualities of a Great Leader + Quotes

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In the professional world you may have many bosses in your lifetime but not enough leaders. Great leaders are hard to come by .

6 Qualities of Great leaders


6 Qualities of Great Leaders – Summary


Being able to turn revolutionary ideas into an executable action plan while keeping their team on track is a crucial function of leadership. True leaders map out their journey, are able to clearly describe and sell the vision to other individuals and always stay one step ahead of competition, anticipating change around every corner.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain. – William Jennings Bryan


Great leaders act with humility and seek feedback from the rest of the team, focusing on how to make other succeed. They find time for important personal reflection and observation, admitting their mistakes.

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit  – John Maxwell

Self Awareness

The most successful leaders understand and manage their emotions as well as the emotions of other people. This includes controlling actions to positively affect outcomes and having an inner-calm and outer resolve about them, being a model of self control. Ultimately they understand how emotions are handled and how that affects everyone.

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it – Charles Swindoll


Having Strong values, beliefs, ethics and characteristics allows others to clearly identify. Great leaders are sincere, build lasting trust and are loyal. They honestly will positively assure people of their intention, having an obligation to adhere to strong moral principles

Example is not the main this in influencing others. It is the only thing – Albert Schweitzer


They are bold and stand by their ideas. The key to making things work is always hard work. They show loyalty by nuturing key people to become leaders.

Leadership is the art of getting someone to do something you want done because they want to do it  –Dwight D. Eisenhower

Helping Others

Act with generosity and gratitude by influencing positive change in peoples’ lives. They Find pride in helping others succeed It’s up to a great leader to set the team up for success and nurture people to become better professionally and personally.

Who is your favorite great leader of all time?

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