Behaviors of a Leader

Are you a leader or do you desire to be a leader?

What qualifies a leader?

Do you fit the mold?

These ideas below are modified from John C. Maxwell’s book, 21 Laws of Leadership.

Here is a list of behaviors that are most effective and reminiscent of a leader.

  1. Lead by example
  2. Provide a worthy vision that others will follow (imagination)
  3. Never accept defeat and do anything to avoid losing (other than cheating)
  4. Rise to the occasion during crisis
  5. Stay positive
  6. Strategically prioritize
  7. Have an instinct that predicts opportunity
  8. Sincere enthusiasm
  9. Proper etiquette
  10. Inspire others to realize their potential
  11. Charisma
  12. Constant development of professional & personal skills
  13. Ability to transfer knowledge
  14. Understand your limitations and the range of your potential
  15. Have an ability to influence others (A call to action)
  16. Understand the environmental, social, and cultural dynamics affecting your leadership direction
  17. Add value to those that follow you (enhance their standards of living)
  18. Keen ability to read people and situations
  19. Positive attitude and gain the attraction of other positive people

Finally, and most importantly:

  1. Must possess trust, integrity, respect for others, & consistency.

To be a leader – you don’t need to possess all of these traits but you must work toward each one to become the best leader.

Have anything to add – leave a comment!

Keith Miller | The Million Dollar Coach | Million Dollar Coaching | (855) MY-PRO-COACH |

Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

You might also like


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *