Ten Characteristics of Leadership
These are quotes taken from an article by Bill George former chairman and CEO of Medtronic.
"After years of studying leaders and their traits, I believe that leadership begins and ends with authenticity."
"Authentic leaders genuinely desire to serve others through their leadership."
"They (Authentic Leaders) are more interested in empowering the people they lead to make a difference than they are in power, money, or prestige for themselves."
"They (Authentic Leaders) are as guided by qualities of the heart, by passion, and compassion, as they are by qualities of the mind."
"Authentic leaders use their natural abilities, but they also recognize their shortcomings and work hard to overcome them."
"They (Authentic Leaders) lead with purpose, meaning and values."
"They (Authentic Leaders) build enduring relationships with people."
"Others follow them (Authentic Leaders) because they know where they stand."
"When principles are tested, they (Authentic Leaders) refuse to compromise."
"Authentic leaders are dedicated to developing themselves because they know that becoming a leader takes a lifetime of personal growth."