Recognizing Leadership Qualities
Leadership comes in many forms. In the family, a father is considered the leader of the home; in team sports, the captain or skipper is considered the leader of the team; while the CEO or manager is considered the leader in a company or organizations. The leaders in all three examples have something in common, which is that they guide, manage, and direct others to accomplish different tasks. In the case of the father, his work is to ensure everybody is taken care of in the family financially and otherwise. That of the captain of a team sport is to ensure the other members of his or her team effectively carry out their jobs, and the team wins every match they play. While the job of the CEO or manager is to ensure all employees do their jobs properly and the company is always making a profit.
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In general, a person with strong leadership qualities has the capability of making planned and visionary goals and convincing others to pursue these goals. A leader does this by setting specific goals and then motivating others and instilling in them the desire to succeed and achieve those goals. A good leader does not only talk the talk, but he also walks the walk by ensuring he steps up in periods of crisis, and can think creatively in dire situations.