We’ve talked about why leadership is important and why it matters, and that leadership the single biggest factor in determining if you win or lose at anything you’re doing. Leadership is more art than science, and that there’s no single way to lead (see The Myth of Leadership Style). That is true, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some attributes that are almost always, or at least frequently, found in superb leaders.
Today, we’ll cover what, to me, are the 5 most significant attributes of effective leaders. They may seem simple, and on the surface, they are. But the art of fully incorporating these can anything but easy. If you can master these, you’ll be well on your way to being a an effective leader.