Leadership Traits / Principles

Justice- Just behavior or treatment.

Judgment- The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.

Dependability- The quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon.

Integrity- The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Decisiveness- Having the power or quality of deciding.

Tact- Adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.

Initiative- The opportunity to act or take charge before others do.

Endurance- The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.

Bearing-  A person’s way of standing or moving.

Unselfishness- The quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or effort for others.

Courage- Strength in the face of pain or grief.

Knowledge- Facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education.

Loyalty- Faithful and enthusiastic devotion to one’s country, organization and associates.

Enthusiasm- Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

 

  1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement – In order to know yourself, you have to understand your be, know, and do, attributes. Seeking self-improvement means continually strengthening your attributes. This can be accomplished through self-study, formal classes, reflection, and interacting with others.
  2. Be technically proficient – As a leader, you must know your job and have a solid familiarity with your employee’s tasks.
  3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions – Search for ways to guide your organization to new heights. And when things go wrong, they always do sooner or later- do not blame others. Analyze the situation, take corrective action, and move on to the next challenge.
  4. Make sound and timely decisions – Use good problem solving, decision making, and planning tools.
  5. Set the example -Be a good role model for your employees. They must not only hear what they are expected to do, but also see. We must become the change we want to see – Mahatma Gandhi
  6. Know your people and look out for their well-being – Know human nature and the importance of sincerely caring for your workers.
  7. Keep your workers informed – Know how to communicate with not only them, but also senors and other key people.
  8. Develop a sense of responsibility in your workers – Help to develop good character traits that will help them carry out their professional responsibilities.
  9. Ensure that tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished – Communication is the key to this responsibility.
  10. Train as a team – Although many so called leaders call their organization, department, section, ect. a team, they are not really teams…they are just a group of people doing their jobs.
  11. Use the full capabilities of your organization – By developing a team spirit, you will be able to employ your organization, department, section, etc. to it’s fullest capabilites.

PRACTICE ON QUIZLET! (Leadership Traits)

PRACTICE ON QUIZLET! (Leadership Principles)