Characteristics of a Good Leader: What Makes a Successful Leader?

A successful leader posses a clear vision and clear focus and has integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, honesty, positivity, resilience, and influence.

Characteristics of a Good  Leader: What Makes a Successful Leader?
What are the qualities that make a person a successful leader?

What are the Qualities of a Successful Leader?


Man lives in an accelerated world in which there are many difficulties that stand in the way of progress and success. Therefore, no one can go with it, unless he is distinguished by the strength that helps him to do so.

Leadership is the act of guiding a team or individual to achieve a specific goal through direction and motivation.

This world does not acknowledge the weak and the lean, but the strong and the alert. A person must develop his skills, take care of himself, and have the qualities that make him a successful leader in his life so that he goes on his way to the peak with great enthusiasm.

Definition of a Leader

A leader is a creative human who brings new ways to improve the work and change the course of results for the better.

A leader is someone who knows how to motivate better than anyone else and who can see how things can be improved; it is one of their main functions as people managers.

 A successful leader is one who shows his skills in developing and preparing the plan, and in the way of implementing it, and he is excellent in spreading enthusiasm and perseverance among others.

Characteristics of a Successful Leader

A good leader can be known through the characteristics that he possesses and that make him a successful leader, namely:

Social Intelligence: A successful leader has the social skill that gives him the ability to communicate with others and communicate his ideas, so he is a good listener and a skilled interlocutor.

Mental intelligence: This does not mean that the leader should be a genius, but rather that he has a medium intelligence, giving him the ability to solve the problems that encounter him, and make the appropriate decision at the right time.

Accuracy and organization: All the actions taken by the leader are organized, and his time, papers and goals are accurate and well-organized.

Event-making and the ability to make an important decision: A successful leader does not wait for events, but rather creates them.

Influencing others: a successful leader influences others, communicates with them skillfully, and directs them to achieve the required goals.

The insightful vision: A successful leader can see what others do not see, but he accepts the criticism directed at him and his proposed ideas.

Motivation: The successful leader depends on motivation as an essential component of his work to inspire the enthusiasm of his workers.

Great confidence in his abilities, capabilities, and principles: A successful leader knows what he has of his strengths, and he will be a motivator and supporter in his leadership.

Planning: A successful leader is one who sets the correct and well-thought-out plans for work, and leaves no room for chance in his work and the path to his success.

Delegation: The successful leader uses the delegation mechanism in his work, knowing when people are delegated, who is delegated and determines the tasks that can be delegated.

Culture: The leader is an educated person, with a high degree of awareness and culture, who develops himself, his abilities, capabilities, and skills, through reading and training courses.

Commitment to plans: The leader makes plans and knows that their success needs him to implement them and abides by what they brought, and he knows that they need time and effort in order to succeed.

Moral commitment: A successful leader takes into account the principles and values during his work and his path towards success, so he does not prioritize the speed of worldly success over his values and morals.

Some Interesting Facts about Leadership

Successful leadership has seven facts that must be known, namely:

⇒Anyone can become a leader, and be the cause of the change from failure to success in his life and in the lives of others, by learning the skills necessary for that. Leaders are made, not born.

⇒Success and excellence in leadership cannot be achieved without the help of others. Others are a reason to help a leader reach success.

⇒Leadership does not need promotion or high positions, but a person can become a leader immediately.

⇒If a person can learn the elements of a leadership battle, he can overcome the great problems facing his life.

⇒The essence of leadership is to motivate people to encourage them and make the most of their effort to achieve the desired goals.

⇒Successful leadership does not depend on financial temptation such as high salaries, nor does it depend on good conditions at work, but rather on the extent to which the leader motivates individuals to work to do the most of their energies.

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