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There are many qualities that make a great leader, and it is a quality that is admired by many.  What are the characterisics that make them the best leaders?

1: The Visionary Leader

The first of these important qualities include having a vision, being able to articulate that vision and having a plan to achieve it. A good leader not only has a clear idea of where they want their organization to go, but also knows how to get there. They have the ability to rally their troops and ensure that everyone is on the same page. Without a plan and proper execution, any vision will be nothing more than an empty promise.

2: The Inspiring Leader

A leader must be inspiring, but how do you inspire?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to inspire others will vary depending on the individual and the situation. However, some key qualities that make a good leader are charisma, intelligence, and empathy.

Charisma is probably the most important quality a leader can possess. It’s not just about being likable – a charismatic leader is able to connect with people on an emotional level and create an inspirational environment. They’re able to motivate their team and get them excited about what they’re doing.

intelligence is another key component of being a successful leader. A good leader isn’t just smart – they know how to use their intelligence in order to solve problems and navigate challenging situations. They also know when and how to delegate tasks so that everyone can contribute effectively.

Finally, empathy is another essential quality for any good leader. A good leader understands their team’s needs and connects with them on an emotional level in order to build trust and cooperation. They also know when it’s time for tough decisions – but they always put their team first

3: The Logical Leader

Most people say they are logical.

Logical thinking is essential for problem solving and decision making. However, many people report that their thinking is often based on assumptions rather than facts. This can lead to problems when trying to come up with a solution to a problem or make a decision.

When it comes to being a good leader, it is important to be able to give context to your decisions and actions. Being able to provide information that allows others understand your reasoning helps build trust and create an effective team. In addition, being able to provide context allows others to better anticipate your next move and plan accordingly.

4: The Decisive Leader

Once a decision is made, you need to be decisive, and you need the team to commit

When you have a decision to make, you need to be sure about what the best course of action is. You also need your team to commit to following through with your decision. This means that they understand and agree with what you are doing, and they are willing to put in the effort required to see it through.

Leaders who can provide context and meaning to their teams are essential to their success. By understanding the goals of their team and providing a clear vision, leaders can help ensure that team members are working together towards a common goal. Additionally, leaders who can keep their teams on track by setting clear expectations and communicating effectively will be highly respected and successful.

5: The Persistent Leader

You need to make sure the team is persistent and resilient. 

Persistence and resilience are two important qualities for a leader to have. Persistent leaders know how to keep on going even when things get tough. Resilient leaders know how to bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward. These qualities are essential when it comes to maintaining team morale and success.


So for someone to be a great leader, they need to fill 5 roles:

  1. The visionary leader to set the goal
  2. The inspiring leader to motivate and empower the team to execute
  3. The logical leader to answer questions and explain the purpose
  4. The decisive leader that gets the team to commit to the goal
  5. The persistent leader that continues movement – especially when things are tough.

I help many people with different aspects of this at different times – if you’d like to know more, message me or book a call at https://ian.strataconnect.net or https://strataconnect.net/booking

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