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Actions and Attributes of Leaders

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep every time. Are you a lion or a sheep. Just what is it that makes a leader different from others? Most people do not consider themselves leaders. They have a misconception of what a leader is. Most people, in my opinion, fear making a decision about something.  They may feel a fear of making a mistake about making a decision and will not take a risk.

True leaders have attributes that stand out from others. Below is a list of actions and attributes that make leaders different from others. Go through the list and ask yourself if you are a lion or a sheep. Ask yourself which do you want to be? The choice is always yours.

  1. Leaders are always full of praise.
  2. Leaders learn to say “thank you” and “please” on the way up to the top.
  3. Leaders are always growing.
  4. Leaders are possessed with dreams.
  5. Leaders launch forth before success is certain.
  6. Leaders are not afraid of confrontation.
  7. Leaders talk about their own mistakes before they talk about someone else’s.
  8. Leaders are people of honesty and integrity.
  9. Leaders have a good name.
  10. Leaders make others better.
  11. Leaders are quick to praise and encourage the smallest amount of improvement.
  12. Leaders are genuinely interested in others.
  13. Leaders look for and praise someone doing something right.
  14. Leaders take others with them.
  15. Leaders respond to their failures before others have to reveal them.
  16. Leaders never allow murmuring from themselves or others.
  17. Leaders are specific about what is expected.
  18. Leaders hold others accountable.
  19. Leaders do what is right rather than what is popular.
  20. Leaders are servants.

A leader is a lion, not a sheep.  Be a Lion. Be the Leader.

Keith Young

Excerpts taken from  an Enemy called Average by John Mason.

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