Traits of a Good Leader

When we deliver leadership training to our clients, we often discuss the traits that leaders should possess. Sometimes these lists look different from one another, however, there are a few traits that seem to make every list. The one that often makes the list is setting a good example for others.

Not only do leaders believe that this is a good trait, but people who depend on leaders expect this from them. We see this in pop culture, professional sports, politics, and the list goes on. If you are a leader, people are practically demanding that you set a good example for other.

Get out of the Office

One good place to set an example for others is in the workplace. This is where you spend a large majority of your time and if you’re in a position of leadership, you probably spend countless hours at work. Setting a good example means that you are present, dependable, accountable, and are all of the characteristics that you expect your team to be.

What about outside of the workplace? Are you doing all you can as a leader to set a good example in your community?

All Leaders Should Be Doing This For Free

The most valuable asset that anyone can give another person is their time. This week we are out in our community in support of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to share our real-life experiences with students. We want to show them what a leader looks like and also teach them the value of studying these vital topics. Making yourself available to others by giving your time leaves an impression and impacts others more than you can imagine.

Related: How to be a confident public speaker

Our Challenge To You

This week we challenge each and every one of you to identify something you’re passionate about and figure out how you can share that passion with others.

After you’ve done this or if this is something you do regularly, share your experience with us. What do you do to give your time and what types of benefits have you seen?