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Are You an Effective Leader?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

  • inspirational speakerI was recently an inspirational speaker for a United States Postal Services event. The other inspirational speakers were James Burns from Massachusetts General Hospital and Betsy Shortell from Harvard University.  The motivational speech discussed the qualities of effective leaders.

Below is a list of leadership qualities, rank yourself (1- 5, where 1 = excellent and 5 = not so good) on how well you do each of the following.
When you've finished your self-assessment, send this checklist to your staff and let them rank you.
  • Qualities of leaders:

    Supportive
    Self assured
    Compelling
    Multi tasking
    Good listener
    Attention to detail
    Character
    Respect
    Patient
    Sets a clear vision
    Values
    Not afraid to get hands dirty
    Hold staff and yourself accountable
    Be a resource
    Provide solutions
    Delegates
    Ability to motivate
    Establishes policies and procedures
    Dependable
    Innovation
    Facilitator
    Establish high service standards
    Provides corrective action
    Is Flexible and approachable
    Promotes teamwork
    Is an industry expert
    Is a mentor
    Identifies strengths and builds on them
    Fair and consistent
    Provides tools

    The motivational speech ended with a discussion of what it means to be a leader. The group agreed that a leader is a person who directs a team to successfully complete a goal.
Some of the other points were:
  • If we please everybody we are not doing our job.
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
  • Leaders are made, they are not born

Leadership is based on truth and character.

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