Traits of a Good Leader

Personality Traits

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1. Self-motivated: 

Motivated leaders desire to achieve above and beyond expectations.

This comes from their passion, pride and desire to become better and the motivation to do things better than everyone else.

To succeed as a leader, you need to be motivated, and no one else can do that for you except your self.

Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou

Related: Traits of a Motivated Leader

2. Standards:

Leaders hold them selves and the people around them to a higher standard than most, both on a personal and professional level.

Leaders understand that in order to achieve higher standards, they need to have strong values, hold themselves accountable for their words/actions and never make excuses.

Remember you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

3. Confidence:

Unfortunately, confidence can be one of those things you either have or don’t have, but I believe that it can be practiced and learned.

Confidence has to do with your inner perception of your ability to fulfill a particular role and is built through your experiences and dealings during your life.

To build your confidence you need to be open to new experiences and be willing to fail or you’ll never grow and find the strength needed to push the limits of what you’re capable of.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

4. Optimism & Positivity:

Where others might think a project or task is too difficult, leaders face those challenges with energy and positivity.

Positivity is contagious, so be sure to focus on your attitude and understand you set the tone for your business and the people around you.

Related: 7 Things Remarkable Happy People Do Often

5. Accountable: 

Being accountable means that you accept responsibility for the outcomes expected of you, both good and bad.

You don’t blame others. And you don’t blame things that were out of your control.

Until you take responsibility, you are a victim. And being a victim is the exact opposite of being a leader.

Great leaders take initiative to influence the outcome and take responsibility for the results.

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