Great leadership is characterized by high levels of integrity and honesty. This implies having truthful dealings, controlled emotions and reactions that lead to trustworthy. A good leader should be dedicated and focused towards the key goal by spending time and energy to inspire the follower. Dedication involves setting an excellent example to achieve the targets of the group.
Quality leadership involves a command of communication and interpersonal skills. The leader should be confident and comfortable to relate to the followers. He/she should be approachable and use appropriate language to the members. A good leader should be creative and innovative by thinking outside the box and coming up with fresh ideas that enhance growth. A quality leader should be magnanimous. This implies giving credit where it deserves and ensuring a spread of success. Conversely, the leader should be responsible for any failures and should act on such (Pringle and Meyer, 2008).
Among the five qualities, I believe I possess creativity, focused and communication skills traits. This has been demonstrated by the success of the groups that I’ve led. In my leadership, I focus on the vision and make sure that we follow what is listed in the objectives. I’ve always allowed the members to be at ease through my interrelation skills. I make sure that I communicate to the members passionately and allow them absorb and criticize my opinions before we reach a conclusion. A combination of strengths may enable the success of my group. This means dealing with the innovations, not from who is the leader perspective, but from the creativity concept (Pringle and Meyer, 2008). This would make the members free to initiate and develop more ideas aimed at the focus of the group that lead to success.
Pringle, P. & Meyer, J. (2008). Top 10 Qualities of a Great Leader. Harrison House Publishers: Oklahoma.