A leadership checklist is a good tool to help determine what kind of people make good leaders? This type of checklist is a resource that many organizations, businesses and churches would benefit by using.
In his book A Leadership Checklist, Michael Useem says that there are three basic skills that help develop skills of a strong leader. According to Useem a strong leader is someone who -
- Thinks strategically
- Communicates persuasively
- Decides decisively
These three are traits that are present characteristics in productive leadership.
For more insights from Micheal Useem check out the video below.
3 Good Leadership Quotes
“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” — General Douglas MacArthur
“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers. Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away.” — Admiral James B. Stockdale
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powell
“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 Truman
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower