Great leaders work in all professions and come in all different shapes and sizes with varying life experiences. I have taken a moment to reflect on the leaders I have encountered in my life so far, and despite the vast differences in professions and backgrounds, there are characteristics that these leaders have in common.
1. Genuine: To be a leader, trust and integrity must be present. Leaders are not recognized for what they do, but for who they are.
2. Grit: Failures and set backs will happen. Leaders understand this and think logically and react calmly to lead even through the tough times.
3. Accountability: Mistakes get made and leaders take responsibility for them, learn from them, and move on.
4. Gratitude: Leaders boost employee morale by expressing gratitude and appreciation often. Gratitude fuels potential within your employees and is a gift that never stops giving.
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words, but in attitude and actions." - Harold S. Geneen