Thirteen Vital Qualities of Profitable Leadership & Enlightened Leaders
Write-up by Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D., - Leadership Professional & Expert Speaker
Thirteen Crucial Qualities of Productive Leadership and Enlightened Leaders
My three decade of senior and executive leadership, the investigation for my Masters Degree in Management, and my research for my Ph.D. in Leadership supply me with a unique vantage point about what are the critical skills or traits to grow to be a effective and effective leader. I will share not only what I have learned in the "genuine planet" and the "academic globe," but insights as to the effects of overcoming adversity has on the shaping of profitable leaders.
I personally interviewed sixteen leaders that overcame adversity and had all became accomplished and nicely respected leaders. The sixteen successful key leaders that graciously participated in my Doctoral Leadership and Overcoming Adversity analysis every had their own life journey.
These sixteen leaders were effective at overcoming the obstacles in their youth and adult lives which helped them to grow.
Leading scholars such as Bass, Bennis, and Kouzes& Posner, and others essentially agree with the sixteen prominent leaders that I personally interviewed identified nine critical qualities of a leader. Here are the nine most frequently cited leadership qualities, abilities, or traits are discovered in the classic academic leadership literature, and were either cited or agreed with by sixteen leadership and overcoming adversity investigation participants for my Ph.D. dissertation:1. Honesty or integrity 2. A high level of people abilities three. Initiative, assertiveness, drive, or determination four. Outstanding communication abilities or willingness to speak up, take a position, or take charge 5. Vision (being forward-looking) 6. Desire or passion to lead and inspire7. Positive attitude and self-confidence charisma 8. Expertise of the business and/or group task at hand competence9. The capability to overcome adversity or obstacles
These were the sixteen successful leaders who were interviewed for this leadership and overcoming adversity scholar analysis: Dr. Anthony Bonanzino (Intrapreneur turned Entrepreneur), Jack Canfield (Very best-Selling Author "Good results Principles" and Co-Author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series), William Draper III (good results Venture Capitalist and former President US Import Export Bank), Mark Victor Hansen (Best-Selling Co-Author of "1 Minute Millionaire," "Cracking the Millionaire Code", and "Money in a Flash" and "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series), U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Monzer Hourani (Immigrant and Entrepreneur), U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawai'i), J. Terrence Lanni (Chairman & CEO, MGM Mirage), Dr. John Malone (Self-Made Billionaire, Chairman of Liberty Media, and Former Chairman of TCI), Angelo Mozilo (Founder and former Chairman& CEO Countrywide), Larry Pino (Entrepreneur), Dr. Nido Qubein (Immigrant, Serial Entrepreneur, Author/Speaker and President of High Point University), U.S. Army Main General Sid Shachnow, Retired (Holocaust victim, immigrant, who went from US Army Private to two star Significant General), Dr. John Sperling (Self-Created Billionaire, Chairman of Apollo Group -University of Phoenix), Dr. Blenda Wilson (University Chancellor, University President and retire President & CEO of Nellie Mae Foundation), and Zig Ziglar (Best-Selling Author of over two dozen book and world renowned professional and guru).
These sixteen effective major leaders that I interviewed for my Doctoral research into leadership and overcoming adversity particularly identified an further 4 crucial qualities that are not typically identified in the academic leadership literature. These additional critical elements or traits included:
10. Becoming a Servant-Leader, serving folks, and specially being a humble leader11. Getting either religious faith and powerful loved ones ties, or each 12. Framing or recognizing the worst adversity as an opportunity not an obstacle13. Having a mentor, or mentors, in their development as leaders and as people
These thirteen leadership characteristics, skills, or traits had been presented in my Doctoral dissertation Leadership and Overcoming Adversity Analysis was peer debriefed by 5 internationally recognized very best-selling authors, and well-respected leadership scholars. The Five respected leadership scholars, and true thought leaders on "leadership," particularly Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, Dr. John Kotter, Professor James Kouzes, Dr. Paul Stoltz, and Dr. Meg Wheatley, all supplied their reviews and positive comments on the leadership and overcoming adversity research conclusions and findings which includes.
This Leadership and Overcoming Adversity Study was published, as a book in 2008, "Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders."
Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.Chief Enlightenment OfficerThe Leadership Good results Institutewww.TheLeadershipSuccessInstitute.comwww.LeadershipandAdversity.com email: ProfHowardHaller@aol.com
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