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The 7 personality traits that mold ordinary people into powerful leaders

 

“The speed of the pack is determined by the speed of the leader.”

 

The first time I heard this phrase, I instantly fell in love with it.

It reminded me of the many leadership positions that I have found myself in over the years.

From Dance teacher to Choreographer, from Dance Captain to Company Manager.

At this present moment, Co Leader of our Maverix Lifestyles team within our online marketing community.

 

As a leader we have never arrived, we are constantly learning, growing and refining our skills.

Below are 7 traits that mold ordinary people into powerful leaders:

 

 

1. STRONG BUT NOT RUDE

Strength is the first trait of any powerful leader.

Without strength we are weak and when we are weak, all falls down around us.

Sometimes people mistake strength for rudeness.

 

 

“In business where people work together its all about Leadership not Management.

Managers work “in the system” and get bogged down by it while Leaders work “on the system ” so their people can reap the benefits for the business.”

~A quote from my Dad, a true Leader and visionary who inspires me everyday to walk in his path.

 

2. KIND BUT NOT WEAK

We cannot mistake kindness for weakness.

Kindness is a certain type of strength.

We must be kind enough to be truthful to others and tell things how they really are.

 

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. “

Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

3. BE BOLD BUT DON’T BULLY

As a leader we have to be willing to take the first shot.

We must be the first one in line, setting the example for those to follow you.

 

“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

Colin Powell

 

 

4. BE HUMBLE BUT NOT TIMID

Be Humble.

Timid has no place in a true leader.

We must move forward being uncomfortable in order to pave the way for others to follow.

 

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

John F Kennedy

 

 

5.  BE PROUD BUT NOT ARROGANT

Become proud without arrogance.

Arrogance has no place in any inspiring leader.

 

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You can take the front line when there is a danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”

Nelson Mandela

 

 

6. DEVELOP HUMOR

It’s always important to have fun in your life.

Humor is good for the soul and it always has an important place in a true leaders heart.

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

 

 

 

7.WALK THE TALK

So many of us talk the talk, but how many of us really walk the walk?

In my opinion this is the one key essential trait to success.

As a leader you must be prepared to do what you teach.

To set the example for others that will follow you.

Someone is always watching you, waiting for your next move.

Take action, consistently over time towards the result that you want.

Never tell someone to do something that you have not done and aren’t prepared to do ever.

We don’t buy people’s excuses because we never bought our own.

 

 

“Results and excuses cant live in the same person, not ever”

David Wood

 

 

Leadership is the ability to attract people to whatever value you have to offer them.

If you’re a person who’s aspiring to be a great Leader, take these traits and implement them into your life on a daily basis.

It is not always going to be easy, you will learn from each experience and mold yourself over time.

Over time you will find that you will become what you have always dreamed with a loyal following falling in behind you.

 

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46 thoughts on “The 7 personality traits that mold ordinary people into powerful leaders

  1. Love your Dad’s quote — Leaders work on the system and managers work in the system. I heard Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank once say “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness” when addressing and entrepreneur. And I love that quote from John Quincy Adams. Thanks for putting these quotes out.

  2. I love the traits you mentioned, its so true. too many people think that being a leader means bossing people around when its really about serving the people.

  3. Alesha, I love seeing quotes by John Quincy Adams. Family legend has it that we are descended from this family although I never found out who. Still—- John was on the mark with this quote. Thanks.

  4. Damn it Alesha, you got to me again! All of these 7 I have to work on & I am working on them & I will become the generational leader I strive to become. Thanks for the kick up the ass again.

  5. Awesome, Alesha. Your opening quote, “The speed of the pack is determined by the speed of the leader”, just blew my mind. Then when you said leaders never arrive, I said, yes, this is it.
    Thank you so much Alesha.

  6. The traits of a leader come from our personality and I love what you share here Alesha. Valuable and essential to live by and makes for a personal checklist and reminder! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow…some awesome and powerful traits. I learned about many of these as I got myself promoted into a leadership position and kind of felt like I learned how to be a better leader ON THE JOB. Thanks for sharing these.

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