Leadership Qualities Results
Hello all! Happy Friday! Its a glorious day here in St Louis and I have the results from last weeks poll.
My niche is on leadership and my website is devoted to that niche. I understand I am not able to post my link here so please find on my profile. I asked the question "what are the three desired qualities of a true leader?" I got some great responses back and I wish to share them here, as promised.
One of the main themes here at WA is to be a helpful, pay-it-forward member of the community. I don't think this is something one just turns on and off. I believe it comes from within. The traits from within are those similar to the qualities of a leader. So I hope that anyone struggling with that leader within themselves can take something away from the responses from the virtuous WA community. So...here we go!
Here are the responses given for most important leadership qualities with number of votes included. I had 22 total responses and it is fascinating what was said! There were 45 different terms used to describe a quality of leadership! That is amazing to me. Now some can be rolled up into another "like" term, but having 45 different terms shows how nebulous defining what leadership is can be.
6 votes-Only one...the top vote getter!
5 votes-1 Choice
4 votes-7 Choices
Confidence, Person of Action, Integrity, Inspirational, Leads by Example, Humility, Be Able To Delegate
3 Votes-3 Choices
Charisma/Spirit, Compassion, Knowledge
2 Votes-12 Choices
Teamwork Oriented, Know Their People, Trust, Positive Attitude, Loyalty, Good Listener,
Promoted Through Ranks, Fairness, Competence, Transparency, Intelligence, Courage
1 Vote- 16 Choices
Persistence, Able to Build Relationships, Helpful, Good Manager, Able to Follow, Teachable,
Teacher, Mentor, Treat People Like People, Acceptance, Faith in God, Decisive, Mission, Walks Their Talk, Values, Character
So that is the list. Granted you can make the argument some terms are similar. Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Courage, Treat People Like People and Acceptance, and there are more. But you can see when asking everyday people about leadership, the true definition is a little slippery. Its hard to pin down.
I truly think that each of these has merit on the list. Leaders in some way shape or form need to have each of these qualities to be effective. There are no right or wrong answers here.
I will leave you a few cool responses I got from the WA members on the matter. Thank you all for reading! It is much appreciated!
-One last thing: my definition of vision is this: A mental image of what COULD be, fueled by a desire that it SHOULD be...by SimonCrowe
-I recently looked up the word Integrity (I wanted to use the Webster Dictionary definition to make a point to someone) - The quality or state of being of sound moral principle, uprightness, honesty & sincerity...by Christabelle
-If someone feels you care about them they will believe in you and follow you where you need to take them...Atl-Dealer