13 Characteristics of Leadership For the New Move Ahead

It’s funny when you get on the trail of an idea, and find that everyone else is thinking about it too. It’s one of the signs that God is speaking to His people.

That happened to me today as I was doing some research on leadership qualities for the new move ahead. I found some great research on Transformational Leadership, including these 13 characteristics. Then I found that Neil Cole had just posted on the same topic. God is letting us know something important for the days ahead…

13 Characteristics of Transformational Leaders

1.You hold a vision for the organization that is intellectually rich, stimulating and rings true.

2.You are honest and empathetic. People feel emotionally safe and trust that you have their interests at heart.

3.Your character is well-developed: your behavior aligns with your words and values.

4.You set aside your own interests in looking good and getting strokes; instead making others look good and giving others power and credit.

5.You carry a concern for the whole community — not just your own organization — reflected in your passionate and ethical voice being heard when necessary.

6.You develop others to become engaged, deepen perspectives, develop skills and be effective.

7.You can share power with others—you believe sharing power is the best way to tap talent, engage others and get work done in optimal fashion.

8.You risk, experiment and learn. Information is never complete.

9.You have a true passion for the work and the vision. That’s evident in your commitment of time, attention to detail and ability to renew your energy.

10.You effectively communicate, both in listening and speaking.

11.You understand and appreciate the role of management and administration. You move toward shared success without sacrifice.

12.You celebrate the now. In every setting you sincerely acknowledge accomplishment, embrace the individual, and stay in the moment before moving on.

13.You persist through difficulty. That means you have the courage to move ahead when you’re tired, conflicted or getting mixed signals.

Adapted and Reprinted with permission, copyright American Society of Association Executives, Washington, D.C.

Neil Cole:

What do you think?

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About jscotthusted

J. Scott Husted is a writer, educator, minister and teaching missionary currently living and working in Seoul, South Korea. He carries a passion for cultivating authentic community, the establishment of the house of prayer, the plight of children at risk around the world, and raising up a new generation of leaders with a passion for the Kingdom of God.
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4 Responses to 13 Characteristics of Leadership For the New Move Ahead

  1. Sainivalati says:

    God is great.

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