25 Characteristics of a Leader

25 Characteristics of a Leader

(This also makes a great list of qualities for a good dominant.)

1. A leader is trustworthy.

2. A leader takes the initiative.

3. A leader uses good judgment.

4. A leader speaks with authority.

5. A leader strengthens others.

6. A leader is optimistic and enthusiastic.

7. A leader never compromises on absolutes.

8. A leader focuses on objectives, not obstacles.

9. A leader empowers by example.

10. A leader cultivates loyalty.

11. A leader has empathy for others.

12. A leader keeps a clear conscience.

13. A leader is definite and decisive.

14. A leader knows when to change his mind.

15. A leader does not abuse his authority.

16. A leader does not abdicate his role in the face of opposition.

17. A leader is sure of his calling.

18. A leader knows his own limitations.

19. A leader is resilient.

20. A leader is passionate.

21. A leader is courageous.

22. A leader is discerning.

23. A leader is disciplined.

24. A leader is energetic.

25. A leader knows how to delegate.


From:
The Book on Leadership
John MacArthur
Published by Thomas Nelson
November 11, 2004

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Others:

26.  A leader listens to others, and accepts an utilizes good advice regardless of its source.

27.  A leader knows when it is appropriate to comprise on issues, and how to do so gracefully.

28.  A leader knows when to back down and when to forge forward.

29.  A leader knows how to inspire others to give and do their best.

30.  A leader utilizes and encourages the strengths of others and helps them minimize their weaknesses.

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Needless to say, abusers are lacking in many of these qualities.

What other qualities do you believe are important for a good leader or dominant?

 

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