10 Crucial Qualities of Leaders


Have you recently thought about what you are aiming for as a leader?  I don’t know about you, but I constantly need reminders to keep my vision fresh and my motivation alive.  Recently, in my packing to move and simplify life, I came across one of my old Personal Development Plans from 1999.  On the bottom of the plan were 10 Crucial Qualities of Leaders.

What do you think of these?  What qualities of a leader are missing from this list?

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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2 Responses to 10 Crucial Qualities of Leaders

  1. Steve, this is a great list (I was reminded of a couple of characteristics I have not thought about recently in the way you described discipline – and encouraging the heart). My two cents is that I find it is important to include the outside aspect of discipline i.e., holding others accountable for doing their part. Many leaders are uncomfortable with this characteristic and either present themselves as domineering @#$&*!’s or push overs. If leaders think of themselves around your characteristics a growing self-awareness will help them avoid either pitfall in the lack of discipline.

    • Steve Morgan says:

      Yes, Ray. Thanks for that insight into the conversation. I totally agree. It takes self-awareness and courage to hold others accountable. In reflecting on my leadership experience, I would be more bold in holding others accountable.

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