Do you know what the six basic requirements of good leaders are?

Last time, we talked about people who know how will always be the largest in number among the workforce. But we also need people who know why. Those who can harness the energy and give direction, those who can manage, motivate, and generate enthusiasm among those who know how. Today, let’s dive deeper into the requirements needed by those who know why.

  1. Have passion. Whatever the project may be, passion, vision, enthusiasm, drive, and determination are absolutely essential.
  2. Ability to motivate others. What good is leadership if it cannot move people to action?
  3. Resilient and patient through opposition. Leaders have to endure it all–sarcasm, suspicion, gossip, mockery, threats, false accusations. Refuse to let that sidetrack you.
  4. A practical and balanced grip on reality. Good leaders maintain that needed balance between being positive and being aware of the negative.
  5. Willingness to work hard and remain unselfish. This is a pattern of servant-hearted leadership.
  6. Discipline to finish the job. When the task loses its luster, good leaders don’t rush elsewhere. No “shiny object” syndrome!

I’m sure you’re not surprised that these are the characteristics and requirements of a good leader. This is what “harness the energy and give direction; manage, motivate and generate enthusiasm among those who know how” means.

Did you notice that the first requirement is having passion? Having vision and passion is first and foremost. That is the why behind what they are doing.

Good leaders are very much in demand. Probably more so today. The problem is not a decline in opportunities, but a lack of qualified candidates.

Are you in a position of leadership or being called to such a position? Think long and hard about these requirements.

If you would like to improve your leadership skills, book a free call with me, and let’s discuss how I can help you.

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