Leadership and People

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21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

By: John Maxwell

Leadership Outline

1. Character 2. Charisma 3. Commitment 4. Communication 5. Competence 6. Courage 7. Discernment 8. Focus 9. Generosity 10. Initiative 11. Listening 12. Passion 13. Positive Attitude 14. Problem Solving 15. Relationships 16. Responsibility 17. Security 18. Self-Discipline 19. Servanthood 20. Teachibility 21. Vision

Character: “Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” • How a leader deals with the circumstances of life tells you many things about his character. Crisis doesn’t necessarily make character, but it
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A leader that knows his Priorities and has Concentration. • “Don’t major in minors” • The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. Strength is always specific! • Growth equals change. If you want to get better, you have to keep changing and improving. That means stepping out into new areas. • **Work on yourself, on your priorities, in your strengths, and with your companions.

Generosity: “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” • Giving is the highest level of living. • It’s hard for a person to be generous when he is not satisfied with what he has. Generosity rises out of contentment, and that doesn’t come with acquiring more. • If you’re not content with little, you won’t be content with a lot. And if you’re not generous with little, you won’t suddenly change if you become wealthy. • The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves. Generosity requires putting others first. • The only way to really win with money is to hold it loosely-and be generous with it to accomplish things of value. “Money is a wonderful servant but a terrible master. If it gets on top and you get under it, you will become its slave.” • “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” • “All that is not given is lost.”

Initiative: “Success seems to be
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