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As a good leader: its characteristics

 

* THE CHARACTERISTICS *
- OF A GOOD LEADER! -

  • Challenges me to do my best.


  • Sets a good example.


  • Explains the reasons
    for instructions & procedures.


  • Helps me polish my thoughts
    before I present them to others.


  • Is objective about things.


  • Lets me make my own decisions.


  • Cares about me & how I'm doing.


  • Does not seek the limelight.


  • Won't let me give up.


  • Gives personal guidance & direction,
    especially when I'm learning something new.


  • Is empathetic & understanding.


  • Is firm but fair.


  • Keeps a results orientation.


  • Makes me work out
    most of my own problems or tough situations,
    but supports me.


  • Lets me know where I stand.


  • Listens exceptionally well.


  • Doesn't put words in my mouth.


  • Is easy to talk with.


  • Keeps the promises s/he makes.


  • Keeps me focused on the goals ahead.


  • Works as hard or harder than anyone else.


  • Is humble.


  • Is proud of those managers s/he has developed.


  • Gives credit where credit is due.


  • Never says "I told you so."


  • Corrects my performance in private.


  • Never flaunts authority.


  • Is always straight-forward.


  • Gives at least a second chance.


  • Maintains an open door policy.


  • Uses language that is easy to understand.


  • Lets bygones be bygones.


  • Inspires loyalty.


  • Really wants to hear my ideas
    & acts on them.


  • Lets me set my own deadlines.


  • Celebrates successes.


  • Is open & honest.


  • Doesn't hide bad news.


  • Gives me enough time
    to prepare for discussion.


  • Is enthusiastic.


  • Follows through.


  • Is patient.


  • Wants me to "stretch" my skills.


  • Gives me his/her full attention
    during discussions,
    & won't be distracted.


  • Has a sense of humor.


  • Handles disagreements privately.


  • Reassures me.


  • Makes me feel confident.


  • Tells me the "whole story."


  • Says "we" instead of "I".


  • Makes hard work worth it.


  • Can communicate annoyance
    without running wild.


  • Is courageous.


  • Insists on training.


  • Is a stabilizing influence in a crisis.


  • Gets everyone involved.


  • Wants me to be successful.


  • Is optimistic.


  • Operates well under pressure,
    or in a rapidly changing environment.


  • Has a reputation for competence
    with his/her own peers.


  • Has a good understanding of the job.


  • Is tough & tender.


  • Believes we can do it.


  • Sets attainable milestones.


  • Communicates philosophy & values.


  • Is perceptive;
    doesn't believe that everything
    needs to be spelled out.


  • Has a strong sense of urgency.


  • Preserves the individuality
    of his/her team members.


  • Thinks & operates at a level
    above that expected.


  • Wants to make the organization
    the best in the industry.


  • Is willing to act on intuition;
    believes feelings are facts.


  • Empowers us.


  • Is there when we need her/him.


  • Enjoys his/her job.


  • Likes to spend time with us.

    - From "The One-Minute Manager" -
    - By Kenneth Blanchard -