What Qualities Make A Great Leader?

What Qualities Make A Great Leader?

We’ve all had our share of good and bad bosses, but what made us like or dislike them? While our personal opinions take a share of the credit, consistent qualities tend to crop up when we look at good management. What do you think makes a great leader?

Famous advertising executive David Ogilvy offers up an interesting list:

01. High standards of personal ethics.

02. Big people, without pettiness.

03. Guts under pressure, resilience in defeat.

04. Brilliant brains — not safe plodders.

05. A capacity for hard work and midnight oil.

06. Charisma — charm and persuasiveness.

07. A streak of unorthodoxy — creative innovators.

08. The courage to make tough decisions.

09. Inspiring enthusiasts — with trust and gusto.

10. A sense of humour.

What’s on yours?

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders [Brainpickings via Swissmiss]

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