Enthusiasm – Leadership Qualities Series

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Genuine enthusiasm is an important trait of a good leader.

Enthusiasm is a form of persuasiveness that causes others to become interest and willing to accept what the leader is attempting to accomplish. Enthusiasm, like other human emotions – laughter, joy, happiness – is contagious. Enthusiasm shown by a leader generates enthusiasm in followers. As Harry Truman once said, “The successful man has enthusiasm. Good work is never done in cold blood; heat is needed to forge anything. Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart.”

If you are a leader, you must ask, Do I care personally and deeply about what I am doing? Do I show this to my employees? Does my enthusiasm ignite others to take action?

If you are just starting to read the Leadership Qualities Series, check out the first post about it and then read the other entries in the series.

The entry tomorrow will be on Stability!

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