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What Are the Qualities of a Good Leader

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‘(He or She) is a born leader’ – how often have you heard this phrase? There are certain traits found in some people that make people regard them as natural leaders. Whether you can develop leadership skills or the traits are in-born, is debatable. Nevertheless, there are certain characteristics found in good leaders. Let’s take a look.


A good leader should be able to communicate clearly; how else you are going to communicate your vision to your team? From making it a point to talk to your staff on a regular basis, to an open door policy in your office, promote trust and convey your willingness to help. This in turn motivates them to give more to the organization in terms of increased productivity.


You are going to have to lead by example if you expect your team to work hard and be dedicated. Set the example for others; it leads to loyalty and respect for you as a leader. Moreover, to show real commitment, you need to prove through actions that you practice what you preach.

Sense of Humor

Your work environment will become a joyful place if you have the ability to laugh at yourself and find humor in the struggles rather than dreading coming to work – employees should be motivated enough  to look forward to it. Crack jokes, laugh; it shows to your team that you are not a machine and are as humane as them.


It is crucial to raise the bar when you are responsible for a team of people. Your employees and business are a reflection of yourself. Make ethical behavior and honesty a core component and your employees will follow suit.

What are the qualities of a good leader in your opinion? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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