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What do you think are the characteristics of a great business leader?


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Leaders display many facets of the team leadership through their style of leadership, which is unique to them and that makes them successful. What in your opinion are the essential winning traits, habits, or charactertics of a Leader that grooms them into a Leader they are?

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Great topic Mohammad! While leadership can be as diverse as the contexts are, for me the ultimate quality in a leader is the ability to set a vision and inspire those who have to implement and follow the vision. In some settings, following a leader is not really an option, organizationsthat have great leaders tend to function well in both good and bad times.They have role clarity and everyone knows what to do. Great leaders build great teams. They take care of their teamsand their teams take care of business. That's my take on great leadership in a nutshell.
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Ollie wrote:

Great topic Mohammad! While leadership can be as diverse as the contexts are, for me the ultimate quality in a leader is the ability to set a vision and inspire those who have to implement and follow the vision. In some settings, following a leader is not really an option, organizationsthat have great leaders tend to function well in both good and bad times.They have role clarity and everyone knows what to do. Great leaders build great teams. They take care of their teamsand their teams take care of business. That's my take on great leadership in a nutshell.



@Ollie, i agree! Goal setting for the Company and then steering everyone to the destination is the penultimate characteristic of a leader. He is like the Captain of a Plane/Ship, taking everyone on-board, while also taking care of their safety and security and helping them in achieving their goals as well. Taking care of risks on flight and also making sure that the people are comfortable and full, so that there is not a slightest of chance of panic created. He also makes sure that a proper exit strategy is in place during emergency situations and playing an indomitable host.

True, leaders take care of their team and their team naturally takes care of them.

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