Here are 25 leadership traits of great leaders:
- They listen actively.
- They don't have hidden agendas.
- They don't have power and control issues.
- They've resolved their own personal hurts.
- They have empathy.
- They behave with kindness.
- They are self-aware.
- They are emotionally intelligent.
- They don't play favorites.
- They treat everyone with respect.
- They don't lead through fear, anger, or coercion.
- They know how to motivate people from within.
- They don't shout orders.
- They behave in a calm, balanced manner.
- They look for other people's strengths and encourage them to use them.
- Their co-workers and employees genuinely like them.
- They have low turnover in their departments or companies.
- They look for ways to make life easier for their employees.
- They pay well and offer good benefits.
- They don't create discomfort and chaos.
- They get along with people.
- They work well alone or in teams.
- They prefer two-way communication.
- They ask for feedback.
- They are constantly improving themselves.
Great leaders are always looking for ways to become better people, not just make money or force employees to do stuff. If you don't do all the things on this list, that's okay, it just gives you an idea of what to improve so you can become the most effective leader possible. Imagine your workplace being led by people who possess all these qualities. How do you make it happen? You train your leaders to behave like this.