Ability – Leadership Qualities Series

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The leader must know the job – or invite loss of respect. It helps if the leader has done the job before and done it well. Employees seldom respect the individual who constantly must rely on others when making decisions, giving guidance, or solving problems. Although employees usually show a great deal of patience with a new leader, they will lose faith in someone who fails to gain an understanding of the job within a reasonable period of time. Also, the leader must keep job knowledge current. Failure to keep up leads to lack of confidence and loss of employee support. Finally, a leader must have a keen mind to understand information, formulate strategies, and make correct decisions.

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3 Responses to Ability – Leadership Qualities Series

  1. Jen, writer MembershipMillionaire.com February 19, 2008 at 3:28 am #

    Being the leader of a relatively young group is one thing but being the leader of an experienced group is another. My boyfriend (no, this is not bias) was a fresh graduate when he became the advertising manager of a company. He had to go against managers two or three times his age and he headed over people who were old enough to be his grandfather! It helped that he was a strict sort of person with iron principles. He also knew his craft well, was great at it and never hesitated to speak out his mind.


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