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April 28, 2011

Leadership: What Makes a Leader?

16 core qualities that successful leaders share

It goes without saying that CEOs are leaders, but how do you know you are truly leading? Thousands of pages have been written on the subject, more than anyone can find time to read. This article identifies 16 core qualities that characterize successful leaders.

1. Vision leaders know where they are going. They see the big picture, determine how their organization fits into it, and translate that knowledge to their personnel.

2. Trust. People follow those they trust. Managerial consistency and follow-through are essential for establishing trust.

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