Top Leaders Characteristics

At our recent Spring Conference, our CEO was asked to speak. Dan made an exceptional speech on top leaders characteristics! Check out some of the points he made:

They have a consistent vision:

  • Must be able to see a future that is positive and better than now
  • Their vision is compelling and clear
  • They must have the courage to share their vision

They invite others to be a part of their vision and goals:

  • The bigger the vision and goals the more people you will need to see that vision through
  • They utilize others and their strengths to help everyone to accomplish their goals
  • They understand that every single person is important (they connect with others)
    • Invite people into your lives, do something without the expectation of getting something in return, and show you care

They take action and embody their vision (integrity):

  • Great leaders understand that no one will believe the message or vision if they don’t believe in the messenger
  • Great leaders know that their actions must be in alignment with their vision and goals (big goals mean you must take big action)
  • They must follow through with what they say they are going to do (working a 6th day)

They have courage:

  • They are willing to take risks without the guarantee of success
  • They are willing to do what scares them and continue to take action in the face of fear or the unknown

They show genuine encouragement to others:

  • Encouragement allows others to focus on positives and on their strengths
    • Too many people focus on their weaknesses and the negatives and too many people are willing to tell us where we are lacking
  • The reason great leaders get the best from their people is because they show appreciation and positive affirmation – The great thing is it doesn’t cost anything
  • “A word of encouragement during is failure is worth more than a hour of praise after success”

They empower others:

  • Provide others with the tools to be successful
  • They give others control or autonomy (and do not judge if they screw up, evaluate instead)
    • Judging someone when they screw up can lead to them not learning and likely enslave them to the status quo
  • They help to remove obstacles for people (perceived or real)

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