I like this infographic from Michigan State university about the habits of successful leaders. Some so-called leaders I’ve met in the past have not even mastered step two, let alone progressed past there. Having Integrity and being able to walk the talk are, in my mind, some of the greatest qualities to inspire staff and gain respect.
Step five is important too – A great work ethic leads to great work results. It is all about being innovated, effective, adaptive and challenging.
There are certainly some leaders that have all of these qualities — but many many more that fail to make the grade. What do you think?
Eileen is a social business and social media strategist and consultant at Amastra, a columnist at ZDNet and author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business. Contact Eileen to find out how she can help your business extend its reach.