Attributes of Effective Leaders

Syliva Lafair (, in her book, “Don’t Bring It To Work”, identifies these attributes of effective leaders:

 #1)  They collaborate rather than grandstand

#2)  They build community rather than platoons

#3)  They create new realities – a sense that all things are possible

#4)  They laugh at problems (and themselves), using humor to put worries into perspective

#5)  They help others visualize a better future

#6)  They explore new ideas, guiding people into new territory

#7)  They mentor, coach and develop their people

#8)  They use stories to inspire

#9)  They integrate pieces into wholeness

#10)  They tell the truth, even when it’s inconvenient

I’d summarize all this with one word:  character.  And God is working in our lives to build character.  In Romans 5, Paul said:  Suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character.

Wayne Pederson/HCJB Global

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