What qualities make a good leader?

Hi All :slight_smile:

Please post here, the qualities of what a person would have to become a good leader. In terms of: Running a business, managing staff, Managing a sport related team or coaching them, supervising a group of people, anything like that.

What QUALITIES would make a good or a great leader?


The masterful leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to proper methods and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.
Sun Tzu

A motivator/inspirator that knows how to get the most out of the team on a creative way.

Don’t “play” the boss, inspire them to get the most out of people. Create an environment where they feel valuable then you’ll get the most out of them.

My opinion of the qualities needed.
Passionate about what he/she is leading
Tactful and good communication skills
Great knowledge and skills about whatever he/she is leading (also good memory)
Confidence and trust in ones self
Good at creating strategies and planning
Self controlled, strict but not aggresive
Straight forward and honest
Clean cut and style concious to the situation
Fact finder before any judgement, conflicts or decisions are made
To be courageous, courteous, and respectable in all situations

Kind regards

Why does it has to be creative? Isn’t it as good to get the most out of the team, in some none creative way? :stuck_out_tongue:

If people feel too valuable they will start demanding more payment and could pobably end up a pain in the ■■■. Pretty much thats what happend where I worked, a person that hold a lot of “unusual” knowlege feelt like the most valuble thing and didn’t feel there was much need to work due to how valuable and irreplaceble he was.

That should be prevented at all cost, always try to make sure at least 2 people can back-up each other and if possible push and verify for procedures on paper not “in the head”.

I think a good leader is someone who listens to all and try to make comfortable for his team, make everyone in the team feel that they can contribute.

Valentin N

Never ask others to do what you would not be willing to do yourself.
Share the risks and the hardships.

…“Alexander the Great, was one of the most superb leaders of all time. Yet, when he was at the height of his power, he would still lead his men into the conflict. He insisted on leading by example. Alexander felt that he could not ask his men to risk their lives unless he was willing to do the same.”

The early leaders of the United Auto Workers would reduce their pay check to $1 when the workers voted to go on strike. They shared the risk and the hardship.

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Divide and concur >:-D