Qualities of a good leader

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Offline Farhananoor

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Qualities of a good leader
« on: June 08, 2013, 04:39:28 PM »
Characteristics of a good leader:

Proactive vs. Reactive
The exceptional leader is always thinking three steps ahead. Working to master his/her own environment with the goal of avoiding problems before they arise.

Flexible/Adaptable
How do you handle yourself in unexpected or uncomfortable situations?  An effective leader will adapt to new surroundings and situations, doing his/her best to adjust.

A Good Communicator
As a leader, one must listen...a lot!  You must be willing to work to understand the needs and desires of others. A good leader asks many questions, considers all options, and leads in the right direction.

Respectful
Treating others with respect will ultimately earn respect.

Quiet Confidence
Be sure of yourself with humble intentions.

Enthusiastic
Excitement is contagious. When a leader is motivated and excited about the cause people will be more inclined to follow.

Open-Minded
Work to consider all options when making decisions. A strong leader will evaluate the input from all interested parties and work for the betterment of the whole.

Resourceful
Utilize the resources available to you. If you don't know the answer to something find out by asking questions. A leader must create access to information.

Rewarding
An exceptional leader will recognize the efforts of others and reinforce those actions. We all enjoy being recognized for our actions!

Well Educated
Knowledge is power. Work to be well educated on community policies, procedures, organizational norms, etc. Further, your knowledge of issues and information will only increase your success in leading others.

Open to Change
A leader will take into account all points of view and will be willing to change a policy, program, cultural tradition that is out-dated, or no longer beneficial to the group as a whole.

Interested in Feedback
How do people feel about your leadership skill set?  How can you improve?  These are important questions that a leader needs to constantly ask the chapter. View feedback as a gift to improve.

Evaluative
Evaluation of events and programs is essential for an organization/group to improve and progress. An exceptional leader will constantly evaluate and change programs and policies that are not working.

Organized
Are you prepared for meetings, presentations, events and confident that people around you are prepared and organized as well? 

Consistent
Confidence and respect cannot be attained without your leadership being consistent. People must have confidence that their opinions and thoughts will be heard and taken into consideration.

Delegator
An exceptional leader realizes that he/she cannot accomplish everything on his own. A leader will know the talents and interests of people around him/her, thus delegating tasks accordingly.

Initiative
A leader should work to be the motivator, an initiator. He/she must be a key element in the planning and implementing of new ideas, programs, policies, events, etc.



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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 02:21:25 PM »
thanks for sharing..

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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 11:51:16 AM »
Prophet Mohammad Sallalahu Alaihissalam is the best example of these characteristics.
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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 11:54:49 AM »
Important post for us.

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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 11:03:18 AM »
Top five qualities a good leader must have:

1. Determination- A good leader must have the determination and the strong work ethic to push forward with things even when they seem impossible. The rest of the group will be looking to the leader, so the leader must always show that attitude of never giving up and being determined to get the project completed on time.

2. Innovative mind- Leaders have to be able to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to problems that are bound to occur at some point. Innovation is the key to getting ahead of the competition in today's world, and it is often up to leaders to show their innovative spirit and put forth an idea that really sets you apart from the competition.

3. Walk the walk- A leader cannot simply talk a good game and expect the group to follow. A leader must be able to follow their own advice, or they will be seen as a hypocrite and no one will want to follow their words of wisdom. A leader leads mainly by actions and secondly by words, and it is a good idea to always keep that in mind.

4. Care about those in your group- A truly good leader will always genuinely care about the well being of every single person in their group. People don't want to follow someone who doesn't care about them or their life. Take an interest in everything people in your group are doing and show them you understand and care.

5. Confidence and humility- I know these two might not always go together, but in the case of a good leader they need to. You must be confident in order to lead successfully, but you also must always stay humble. A leader who loses their humility is a leader who is set to be bound to be humbled at some point in the future. Be confident and humble at the same time!
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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 11:35:09 AM »
Good post
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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 03:00:02 PM »
A good leader should have a good personality and mentality.


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Re: Qualities of a good leader
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 04:09:23 PM »
being knowledgeable with good sense of communication is all that is needed