Some people were born natural leaders simply because they possess three key characteristics that allow them to be successful in leadership roles. Check out these essential characteristics of a great leader below to see if you have what it takes.
- Lead When You Have To: A good leader knows when it’s time to lead and when not to. They don’t always feel the need to take charge, but will take a look at the situation and assess what needs to be done.
- Have a Sense of Humor: Team morale becomes more important than ever when things start to go wrong. Leaders need to have the ability to keep everyone motivated, even when you’ve just lost a major client. While mistakes may have been made, a great leader will get his or her team laughing about what may have happened, which helps to keep productivity up and ensures team members aren’t scared of their boss.
- Let Your Morals Guide You: The business world can often be on morally shaky ground, making executives choose between a big pay check and the high road. A really great leader is one that knows his or her morals and stands by them. This person isn’t easily swayed by less than moral opportunities and has strong integrity.
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