5 Characteristics of the Really Strong Leadership Styles
How do you recruit and train potential leaders?
What are healthy leadership styles?
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser, Egon Zehnder International, explains how to spot the talent of someone with leadership potential.
The video below defines the 5 characteristics of healthy leadership styles of potential leaders.
Great Quotes to Help With These 5 Characteristics of Leadership
- Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell
- You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey
- When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte
- Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman
- People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell
- So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker
- The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair
- The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
- The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard
- A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius
- A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell
- A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter
- The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn
- Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton
- A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur
- A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid
- No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie
- Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower
- The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer
- Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy
- A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado
- Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton
- As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates
- All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith