20 Leadership Traits

A leader can be profiled based on the 20 leadership traits. Understanding and profiling an individual based on these 20 traits we can better predict future behaviour and performance. Collectively we identify team dynamics and cultural fit.

Understanding Ourself As A Leader Is The First Step To Becoming A Better Leader.

The Integrity and Values Profile is the result of extensive research into leadership and integrity in Australia. It takes the guesswork out of the decision making process, and provides leaders with unique insights enabling them to further support and grow their people.

The Integrity and Values Profiling System provides results in six key areas, broken down further into 20 leadership traits. These are:

1 – TRUTHFULNESS

Truthfulness is an essential trait for great leaders. Your capacity to be open, honest and forthright is a measure of your leadership. Telling the truth with zero tolerance for dishonesty in others, is your hallmark.

2 – RESPONSIBILITY

True leadership means 100% responsibility for your actions. Total ownership even when the outcome is undesirable. High scores in this attribute gives you the most freedom as a leader.

3 – ACCOUNTABILITY

In this trait we are measuring your capacity as a leader to hold others accountable for the results they promised. Your ability to notice and not walk past unmet deadlines or commitments will have the team operate at a high level.

4 – LOYALTY

As a leader making decisions for the greater good where you can put aside your personal needs or goals is Loyalty. Loyalty means the leader serves the organisation, not the individuals in it.

5 – SELF-AWARENESS

Great leaders can self-reflect. Their introspection allows them to be aware of their impact on others and the organisation.

6 – IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT

Impression Management is our tendency to portray ourselves in either an overly favourable or unfavourable light. Effective leaders are able to balance the two ends of this continuum.

They do not allow themselves to be affected by agreement or disagreement from others.

7 – VISION

Great leaders see possibilities and have foresight.  They take a long term view rather than concentrating on short term goals. Creating a clear and inspiring vision is arguably one of the most important jobs of the Leader

8 – ASSERTIVENESS

Assertive Leaders are confident expressing their opinions to others irrespective of their relationship with them.  They stand up for themselves in difficult situations and are able to say “no”.

9 – PERSONAL HAPPINESS

A good Leader needs to be content with their life circumstance and be able to maintain a positive attitude towards the future. They can maintain equilibrium in the face of difficult situations.

10 – SELF-BELIEF

Great Leaders are confident in their own skills and abilities. They are grounded in themselves and trust their judgement. They have an expectation to succeed in most situations.

11 – ABILITY TO TALK

Good leaders enjoy talking with people. They are articulate and have no problem expressing their opinion.

12 – ABILITY TO LISTEN

Employees esteem bosses who choose to give patient and thoughtful attention to what is being presented to them. There is nothing more attractive to a member than a leader who listens.

13 – APPRECIATION

Appreciation is a potent source of motivation for people. A leader is able to inspire by acknowledging others’ contribution, and by constantly offering positive and critical feedback.

14 – EMPATHY

Empathy is an enviable trait. One who chooses to see the world through others’ eyes is able to provide support and build a sense of trust. Leaders must understand differing perspectives and needs, and work at being socially sensitive, tactful and perceptive.

15 – NETWORKING

Networking is a requirement in today’s competitive environment. Those who wish to thrive, not just survive, in the arena for the fittest must be bold enough to start something – relationships, deals – and not wait for opportunities to come to them.

16 – RESULT ORIENTATION

Leaders must be winners at heart. They should have clear goals, and are always geared towards achieving them.

17 – ORGANISATION

It is imperative for any leader to stay organised. There must always be a schedule and structured approach to projects and plans. Effective leaders always know where things are.

18 – TASK FOCUS

Task-focused leaders get things done. Leaders are able to immerse themselves in work and maintain their focus.

19 – ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Sweat the small stuff. Leaders must be conscious to details, and be thorough, precise and accurate in their work.

20 – RELIABILITY

Reliable leaders keep the promises they make. They go beyond simply being individuals on top. They are punctual and do whatever it takes to meet deadlines and expectations.

Integrity and Values is a world leading provider of leadership profiling, leadership coaching and leadership development programs. Delivering a diverse range of entrepreneurs, corporate executives and sporting professionals an essential helping hand in realising and achieving their vision and goals. Headquartered in Sydney Australia Integrity and Values serves customers world wide.

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