We all have different definitions of what a good leader is. Despite having the different definitions, the truth is that not all leaders have the qualities of a good leader. In other words, not everyone one who claims to be a good leader. So if you are aspiring to be a good leader, then you need to understand that there are some traits that you need to have. The assertions on whether leaders are born or build are debatable and that is why we leave it for another day. Here are some of the traits that a good leader should possess.
Integrity and Honesty
Have you ever wondered why corruption is rampant in most developing countries? Well, the answer is simple. It is because those who are given the opportunity to lead do not have the integrity and honesty that is needed to make a great leader. This is why they can still from their subjects without felling guilty. A good leader will always want to be honest in everything that they do. They conscience will never allow them to take what they have not acquired in the right way.
Confidence is also another great quality of a good leader. If you do not have confidence, then it will be hard to make your subject to believe in what you want to do. As a leader, you need to give direction to your followers and for you to be able to do this, you need to have confidences. You, however, need to take care so that your confidence does not turn out to be overconfidence because that way, you would have failed.
You also need to serve as an example. Make others believe in the vision that you have so that they can support it. Remember that it is impossible for you to make it on your own and this is why you need to have the majority behind you. People can only get inspired if they see that you are doing the right thing that can possibly reward them at the end of it.
This is, in fact, one of the greatest traits that you need to have as a leader. You need to influence people to see what you see, and you can only do this by communicating with them effectively. This means that you need to be charismatic and eloquent. In the same, you should also learn to listen and get to know what others think as far as your leadership is concerned.