Motivation

11 Attributes of Leadership

Leaders constantly study success.

Print these and hang them up… And live by them…

to increase your Success.

1. UNWAVERING COURAGE.

Based upon knowledge of self, and of one’s occupation.
No follower wishes to be dominated by a leader who
lacks self-confidence and courage. No intelligent
follower will be dominated by such a leader very long.

2. SELF-CONTROL.

The person who cannot control himself, can never
control others. Self-control sets a mighty example
for one’s followers, which the more intelligent will emulate.

3. A KEEN SENSE OF JUSTICE. 

Without a sense of fairness and justice, no leader
can command and retain the respect of their followers.

4. DEFINITENESS OF DECISION.

The person who wavers in their decisions, shows that
they are not sure of themselves. They cannot lead
others successfully.

5. DEFINITENESS OF PLANS. 

The successful leader must plan their work, and work
their plan. A leader who moves by guesswork, without
practical, definite plans, is comparable to a ship without
a rudder. Sooner or later they will land on the rocks.

6. THE HABIT OF DOING MORE THAN PAID FOR.

One of the penalties of leadership is the necessity
of willingness, upon the part of the leader, to do
more than they require of their followers.

7. A PLEASING PERSONALITY.

No slovenly, careless person can become a successful
leader. Leadership calls for respect. Followers will not
respect a leader who does not grade high on all of the
factors of a Pleasing Personality.

8. SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING.

The successful leader must be in sympathy with their
followers. Moreover, they must understand them and
their problems.

9. MASTERY OF DETAIL.

Successful leadership calls for mastery of details of
the leader’s position.

10. WILLINGNESS TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY.

The successful leader must be willing to assume
responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings
of their followers. If they try to shift this responsibility,
they will not remain the leader. If one of their followers
makes a mistake, and shows themselves incompetent,
the leader must consider that it is the leader who failed.

11. COOPERATION.

The successful leader must understand, and apply the
principle of cooperative effort and be able to induce
their followers to do the same. Leadership calls for
POWER, and power calls for COOPERATION.

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