7 Powerful Characteristics Of A Truly Inspirational Leader - Bill Keyes

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“The ability to inspire is one of the single most important leadership skills that separate great leaders from average ones. While there are plenty of admirable bosses, there are only a handful of leaders who are able to infuse energy, passion, and connection into their actions and behaviors. Coupled with a clear vision, mission, and commitment to integrity that guides them in everything they do to make the world a better place.”

The above introduction is from an article I recently read, published by Forbes magazine - 7 Powerful Characteristics Of A Truly Inspirational Leader. The article outlines how a great leader differs from an average one and the qualities they possess. As someone who believes strongly in mentorship and leadership, this article resonated strongly with me. Here are 5/7 of the highlighted characteristics.

  1. Commitment to Values

“Inspirational leaders are value-driven leading from a deep sense of purpose and responsibility to create positive change. They have a clear understanding of what their values are and don’t cave under pressure in situations where they’d need to sacrifice their values to achieve a result.”

2. Invested in Personal Development

“In order to continue growing, leaders understand the importance of investing in their development.”

3. Radiate Authenticity

“Leaders are able to connect with others because they are open about sharing their struggles, stories, and journey of what it took for them to get to where they are today.”

4. Skillful Communicators

“Not all communication is verbal and comes in many forms. For example, active listening, ignoring distractions, and making eye contact show others they’re valued. Body language alone communicates and strengthens trust and honesty.”

5. Invested in Personal Development

“In order to continue growing, leaders understand the importance of investing in their development.”

For more powerful characteristics of an inspirational leader, you can read the original article here.

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