Terri Maxwell

20 Entrepreneurs Explain the Best Traits of a Successful Leader

#18- Authenticity, active listening and the ability to inspire performance

The most important attributes for a successful leader are: authenticity, active listening and the ability to inspire performance. Most leaders confuse management with leadership. Management is about process, structure, control and results. Leadership drives performance and ignites change through wisdom, mentoring and passion. To build a great organization, you must have both. Some professionals are natural managers and learn how to lead and/or surround themselves with good leaders. Others are natural leaders and over time learn how to manage and/or surround themselves with great managers. A key to success in this area is to know what you’re good at, and accentuate that.

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