What Makes a Good Leader?

Though this article is about leadership in an academic setting at a college or university, the principles can be generalized:

1. Listening.
2. Inclusiveness.
3. Delegation.
4. Sincerity.
5. Decisiveness.
6. Accountability.
7. Optimism.
8. Realism.
9. Frankness.
10. Self-Effacement.
11. Collegiality.
12. Honesty.
13. Trustworthiness.
14. Morality.

In a sentence, a good leader gets under others to lift them up, not over them to enjoy ego gratification. Here’s a related article on developing leadership potential.


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