When you're a leader, your job is never done. And I don't just mean in the workplace. Truly successful leaders never stop working on themselves; they are constantly refining their skills so they can be as effective as possible.
A list of such traits – the kind that require persistent visitation and vigilance – is found in an article by SUCCESS Magazine's Jim Rohn. His list of seven personality traits of a great leader includes:
- Learn to be strong but not impolite.
- Learn to be kind but not weak.
- Learn to be bold but not a bully.
- Learn to be humble but not timid.
- Learn to be proud but not arrogant.
- Learn to develop humor without folly.
- Learn to deal in realities.
Rohn reminds that all leaders are unique and that some skills that work for one leader may not work as effectively for another. But, he says, this list of fundamental skills of leadership "can be adopted to work well for just about everyone: at work, in the community and at home."
Being a great leader starts with being the kind of person that others want to be around. Working on the personality traits in this list will only help you become a better person and leader. Follow me on Twitter (@BDanBerger).