Ten Traits of Good Leaders

Quote of the Week

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.”

— William Arthur Wood

Ten Traits of Good Leaders

by Cy Charney

  1. “Ability to create a compelling vision.
  2. Ability to articulate their vision to others.
  3. Consistency.
  4. Humility.
  5. Focus.
  6. Tenacity.
  7. Holistic thinking.
  8. Strategic thinking.
  9. Agile minds.
  10. Aversion to tyranny” (Charney, 2006, p.56-57).
    Reference: Charney, C. (2006). The Leader’s Tool Kit: Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Developing the Skills you Need. New York: AMACOM.
    Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114, http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu.

    Coaching Call to Action

    How do you rate yourself as a leader based on Charney’s list? If you improved your rating on one trait, how could you make a difference? What 3 actions will you take this week to improve your rating on that trait?