5 Things I know about… Powerful leadership qualities

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5) Be authentic. One of the single most important positive qualities of a leader is the ability to lead with authenticity. Be yourself by bringing your values, your style, and your vision to all of what you do. Align your values with your organizational values. Authentic leaders are passionate, inspirational, and encourage high-level trust in relationships. This catapults success.

4) Look in the mirror. Leaders who demand excellence need to start by demanding it from themselves. Your own drive and work ethic sets the tone. As a leader, you must exhibit those qualities you wish to see in your teams. If you are dedicated, possess high integrity, commitment, and work to achieve the highest possible quality in all that you do, it will set a tone and drive your team to achieve their highest level of excellence.

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