An Eight Pack of Leadership Traits

I recently came across an article by Hank Marquis on effective leadership traits for those in IT

Marquis distills the following eight pack of traits:
  1. Leadership means focusing on the needs of others, not yourself
  2. Leadership comes from your actions, not your title
  3. Leadership makes you accountable, even if it’s not your fault
  4. Leadership is not a 9-to-5 activity
  5. Leadership takes trust from your followers
  6. Leaders get their best ideas from their team
  7. Leadership thrives on diversity
  8. Leadership comes from continuous communication
Marquis elaborates on each of these traits in the article.
And as two final nuggets to further whet your appetite, consider the following two quotes:

Effective leaders build a trusted team and then follow the team’s advice.

… always give the credit to the team. The leader’s credit comes only by crediting the team he or she leads.

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One response to “An Eight Pack of Leadership Traits”

  1. bennyinny says :

    I like those.
    I just did a blog on the ten positive traits of successful leaders and the ten negative traits of leaders who fail. Perhaps it is something you and your readers can use.

    Benny

    http://yattitude.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/ya-ttitude-on-leadership/

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