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12 Attractive Traits for Senior Leaders

By April 15, 2024Leadership

There are some attractive traits for in successful senior leaders. If a leader has these, he or she will be more likely to have loyal followers.

I’ve got a long way to go. At 60 years of age and having been a senior leader for over 30 years, I realize more of my weaknesses today than ever in my career. But I’ve also learned a few things I want to try to emulate as a senior leader. 

These are some of the “best of the best” traits for those who attempt the daunting responsibility of leading others. 

12 attractive traits for senior leaders:

Steady – They give a calming assurance in the midst of chaos. 

Humble – They aren’t building themselves up at the expense of the team. 

Courage – Wiling to make the hard, unpopular decisions. 

Conviction – Have a deep gut for the things they are passionate about pursuing. 

Adaptable. They are change resilience and willing to tweak the plan to attain the vision. 

Strategic-thinking – They see how all the pieces and people fit together and build a plan accordingly. 

Learner – They are never satisfied with current knowledge or wisdom. They are consistently seeking input from others. 

Collaborative – They love a team approach and everyone’s voice is appreciated.

Optimistic – They are always willing to see the bright side of an issue – encouraging others around them, and even learning from failure.

Listener – They genuinely listen to hear because they truly care what others have to say. 

Servant-hearted – You won’t have them asking you to do something for them that they aren’t willing to do for you. They do so because they truly care for others.

Genuine – The perception they present publicly is who they truly are privately. 

Any you would add? Which of these most attract you to a leader?

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