5 Unique Personality Traits to be a Great Leader

According to Forbes, nearly one-third of employees don’t trust their management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them also don’t feel empowered on their current jobs. Main reason to this is because the leader are not able to foster a sense of trust and loyalty in their employees. But, what is great leadership? In business context, great leadership is the ability that to make concrete decisions and inspire others to perform at their most productive and effective leadership.Also, the ability to set and achieve challenging business goals, take decisive actions when faced with challenging business scenarios, outperform the company’s competition, take calculated risks and continue moving forward even in light of failure. Again, what does it take to be a great leader?

Here’s a list of few quality that most inspiring leaders have in common. Which is also what you need to improve and inspire!

Barrack Obama- Charismatic Leader

 

1)Charisma

  • Infectious energy with a passionate drive towards the goal
  • Highly effective at kick-starting their team into action and solution problems
  • Example: Barrack Obama

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” Obama

 

Adolf Hitler- The Commanding Leader

2)Commanding

  • Forceful personalities that are unapologetic in reaching their goals
  • Not over powering just very determined in achieving target
  • Demands strict and discipline
  • Example: Adolf Hitler

“Strength lies not in defense but in attack” Hitler

 

Mahathir Mohammed- The Democratic Leader

3) Democractic

  • Makes everyone in the team feel valuable
  • Acknowledge each individual inputs
  • Creates a dedicated workforce by giving them ownership of the company’s business goals
  • Example: Dr. Mahathir Mohammed

“No one should have extra influence on an organisation. We should always regard ourselves as equals in the organisation, and we should be concerned about each other’s problems.” Mahathir

 

4)Humility

  • Down to Earth and humble to all
  • Lead by example thus showing people if you can do it, so can they!
  • Don’t allow anyone in the team to fall prey to bad moral values and teachings
  • Example: Mohandas Gandhi

” One must be as humble as a dust before knowing the truth” Gandhi

 

5) Courage

  • Boldness is blessed as a virtue
  • Be fearless and lead others to go outside of the box and take risk
  • Have confidence and communicate your idea to the whole team
  • Example: Nelson Mandela

” Courage is not lost of fear.It is inspiring others to move beyond” Nelson Mandela

 

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