What Makes A Great Leader? 7 Essential Qualities To Emulate

What makes a great leader?

It’s a question that has been asked by many, and there are countless definitions and qualities that have been proposed.

As an executive leadership coach, I have observed that the most successful leaders possess a combination of key qualities that enable them to effectively guide and motivate their team towards success.

Here are seven key characteristics that all great leaders should strive to emulate:

Character: Great leaders have strong character and integrity, and they consistently act in accordance with their values and beliefs. They are transparent, honest, and accountable, and they set an example for their team to follow.

Confidence: Great leaders exude confidence and assertiveness, and they inspire others to believe in themselves and their abilities. They are decisive and take charge when necessary, but they also listen to others and consider different viewpoints.

Certainty: Great leaders have a clear vision and purpose, and they communicate it effectively to their team. They inspire confidence and commitment by being clear and consistent in their messaging and actions.

Communication: Great leaders are excellent communicators, and they are able to effectively convey their thoughts and ideas to their team. They listen actively and are open to feedback, and they adapt their communication style to the needs of their audience.

Conviction: Great leaders stand firm in their beliefs and values, and they inspire others to do the same. They lead with conviction and passion, and they are able to inspire and motivate their team to achieve their goals.

Collaboration: Great leaders understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration, and they encourage open communication and collaboration within their team. They are able to bring people together and foster a sense of unity and unity towards a common goal.

Capabilities: Great leaders have a strong set of skills and abilities, and they are constantly seeking out opportunities to learn and grow. They are competent and capable, and they inspire their team to be the same.

In conclusion, great leadership requires a mix of all of these key qualities, and rest assured no one can possess all of these qualities perfectly, but it’s through consistent effort and coaching support that leaders can pave the way for sustainable success.

Lead From Within: Great leaders are those who possess a combination of key qualities that enable them to effectively guide and motivate their team towards success.


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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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