Cut From A Different Cloth: 10 Qualities That Make Great Leaders

It’s been said that leadership is making important but unpopular decisions. That’s certainly a partial truth, but I think it underscores the importance of focus. To be a good leader, you cannot major in minor things, and you must be less distracted than your competition. To get the few critical things done, you must develop incredible selective ignorance. Otherwise, the trivial will drown you. A leader instills confidence and ‘followership’ by having a clear vision, showing empathy and being a strong coach. The two work well together in gaining respect.

Key Takeaways:

  • In our annual survey on How CEO’s Think, we found that 23 percent had founded one company before their current one
  • It’s been proven that some of the best leaders in the world know how to roll with the punches. After all, it’s part of what separates the good from the greats.
  • It goes without saying that we all cherish our time with loved ones, but in looking at some of the best leaders, they understand how family comes first

“Great leaders are known for their ability to delegate and assign tasks that make the workplace run more efficiently, but that’s only half the battle.”

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