2 Most Admirable Qualities in a Leader


I thought this was interesting… The 2 Most Admirable Qualities in a Leader…

When asked what they look for and admire in a leader and in a colleague, people put:

  1. Honesty
  2. Forward-Looking

But the second-highest requirement of a leader — that he or she be forward-looking — wasn’t applied to colleagues. 72% of respondents wanted leaders to be forward-looking, but only 27% looked for that trait in a colleague.

SOURCE: “To Lead, Create a Shared Vision” in Harvard Business Review, January 2009 (Excellent article, BTW)

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