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Week 4 Forum - Leadership Traits

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Dustin Taylor Week 4 Discussion Leadership Traits What do you think are the most important traits a leader should posses? Why? 1. Confidence – A good leader needs for his followers to have confidence in him. But if a leader doesn't believe in himself, nobody else will believe in him either. Unfortunately, many people step over the line from self-confidence to cockiness. This just causes followers to think you're arrogant, and most people will respond negatively to arrogance. 2. Fairness – All members of a team want to be treated as equals. If members feel that the leader is being unfair or playing favorites, it can lead to resentment among the group. 3. Passion – Why did you become a leader? Was it for the paycheck? The followers need to see that the
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Unformatted text preview: leader has a passion for whatever it is that they are doing. If the leader is phoning it in, I can guarantee the rest of the team will too. 4. Focus – When trying to get a job finished, it's often very easy to get sidetracked along the way. A leader needs to be someone that can stay focused on the task at hand, along with keeping the rest of team focused. 5. Compassion – Not everything is about numbers and figures. There will be certain times that a leader needs to be able to show compassion to the followers and show that he cares about them as a person, and not just a follower. Of course, there are man more traits that a good leader needs to have. But, I think these are a few of the ones that I like to see in someone who is leading me....
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