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Leadership Attributes

Personal Qualities that Constitute Effective Leadership


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Leaders Attributes Defined

"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." ~ John C. Maxwell

Leadership attributes are the inner or personal qualities that constitute effective leadership. These attributes include a large array of characteristics such as values, character, motives, habits, traits, competencies, motives, style, behaviors, and skills.

Key Elements

Most of the leadership attributes cluster into four overarching categories of what you need to be, know, and do:

  1. Demonstrate personal character

  2. Set directions

  3. Mobilize individual commitment, and

  4. Engender organizational capability.1

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Empathy is valued currency. It allows us to create bonds of trust, it gives us insights into what others may be feeling or thinking;

it helps us understand how or why others are reacting to situations, it sharpens our “people acumen” and informs our decisions. Empathy is also particularly critical to leadership development in this age of young, independent, highly marketable and mobile workers... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Pursue opportunities. Managers: Reduce risks.

Resulting synergy: Strategic Achievement... More

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence" refers to your capacity to recognize your own feelings and those of others, for motivating yourself, and for managing emotions well in yourself and in your relationships. Research4 show that 67% of the essential competencies required for effective leadership today are emotional competencies.

Emotionally intelligent leaders are more likely to achieve results and are effective in dealing with the complexity involved in leading change and organizational transformation. These leaders excel at building relationships that result in a fast-moving, adaptive and resonant organizational cultures... More

Building Organizational Capability

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You must build not only individual commitment but also organizational capability. Organizational capability refers to the processes, practices, and activities that create value for the organization.3 You need the ability to translate organizational direction into roadmaps, vision into action, and purpose into process. To do so, you must demonstrate at least five abilities: to build your organizational infrastructure; to leverage diversity; to deploy teams; to design human resource systems; and to make change happen... More

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Pitfalls of the Leadership Attributes Model

Though leadership attributes models, in particular the ARE-DO-KNOW approach, received enormous attention in the past, they have a number of pitfalls.

In particular, they reduce leadership improvement to development of leader's attributes only. Results are not emphasized.

"Leaders exhibiting attributes without results have ideas without substance. They teach what they have not learned. They can talk a good scenario and even act on sound general principles, but they fail to deliver. These means – attributes – have become their end. Often popular because of their charm or charisma, they are not long remembered because their leadership depended more on who they are and how they behave than on what they accomplish."1... More

Results-based Model

Results-based leadership has relentless emphasis on results. It's simple equation:

Effective leadership =  attributes × results.

"This equation suggests that leaders must strive for excellence in both terms: that is, they must both demonstrate attributes and achieve results. Each term of the equation multiplies each other; they are not cumulative."1... More


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Vince Lombardi teachings quotes

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.

Vince Lombardi

Lao Tzu advice quotes teachings

A leader is best is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, they will say: we did it ourselves.  >>>

Lao Tzu

Peter Drucker advice

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Alexander the Great leadership quotes

An army of sheep led by a lion is better

than an army of lions led by a sheep.

the Great

Jack Ma quotes

The quality of a good leader is his vision, tenacity, and his capability. A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.

Jack Ma


Napoleon advice

A leader is a dealer in hope.



Bill Gates advice

As we look ahead into the next century,

leaders will be those who empower others.

Bill Gates


Max DePree quotes

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant >>>

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Chinese proverb

Not the cry but the flight of the wild duck
leads the flock to fly and to follow.



Steve Jobs advice quotes

My job is to not be easy on people.

My job is to make them better.

Steve Jobs


Xenophon leadership advice

Leadership is done from in front. Never ask others to do what you, if challenged, would not be willing to do yourself.


Genghis Khan advice

Without the vision of a goal,
a man cannot manage his own life,
much less the lives of others.


Jack Welch advice business quotes

Leading a big company means

never allowing a company to take itself too seriously.  >>>

Jack Welch


Mahatma Gandhi advice quotes

We must become the change

we wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi





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  4. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman

  5. On Leadership, John Gardner

  6. "What's Empathy Got To Do With It?" Bruna Martinuzzi

  7. "How To Build a Great Company," Narayana Murthy

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