Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Do you know if you'd be a good leader? Here is a quick checklist of skills found in most successful ones.... check yourself out courtesy of Leadership Now:

Effective leaders....

Communicate in terms people can understand and embrace

Get things done - deliver on commitments

Learn and improve procedures

Understand how your responsibility relates to the big picture

Listen expertly to others

Actively work to improve yourself and to know your strengths and weaknesses

Analyze problems and take sound decisions

Connect developments and spot patterns

Accept risk and take on difficult assignments

Inspire excellence and commitment in others

Have emotional strength and stand up when under fire

Learn from your mistakes

Have a deep interest in other people and exhibit strong social and interpersonal skills

Have people acumen - able to judge, grow and coach people

Have integrity - honest with yourself and others

Focus on the end product

Demonstrate a high tolerance for stress and pressure

Confront reality - do what reality demands and not what you might want to do

Hold yourself and others accountable

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