Leaders “work smart”: For example, Leaders know how to prioritize…when everything is “routine” and when everything presumes to be “urgent”.
Leaders recognize the pitfalls that come from “Comfort Zones” that can result in “misinterpreting the Present” and taking their eye off the “big picture”. They see “comfort zones” as a rationalizing complacency.
Leaders are “intentional people”, confident in the benefits of sharing their plans with their staff. They are confident enough in themselves to be transparent.
Leaders are recognized by their willingness to step outside their comfort zone. And they inspire, by their example, others to do the same.
Real Leaders make mistakes and get “knocked down”. But they get back up and learn from their mistakes. They encourage their Staff to do the same – “be always open to Learning”.
“Real Leaders understand “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
Great Leaders invest in “people” by developing their Staff to know their jobs so well, that even when they are not present, they will know what to do, and feel empowered to do even more.
So, this is merely a list of characteristics that present themselves through the observation of behaviors. The question then becomes, how many of these characteristics do YOU “model”?