Marc L. Goldberg
“Leadership is not the ability to tell people what to do,” according to Cameron DeBoer of McLean & Company. Leadership is influence and empathy. Leadership doesn’t always entail having a title. It has more to do with actions. So what are the qualities of a leader?
Integrity: Integrity in leaders refers to being honest, trustworthy and reliable. Leaders with integrity act in accordance with their words — in other words, they practice what they preach — and own up to their mistakes, as opposed to hiding them, blaming their team or making excuses. They are transparent in their communications presenting an authentic, believable individual who generates enthusiasm and loyalty. They take the “high road” when addressing values-based decisions and therefore set the example for their team.
Having and sharing a vision: Leadership vision is the ability to concentrate on the most important aspects of self or business,