What Do You Need – Leadership Characteristics

WRITTEN July 14, 2016 Author: Rich Atkins

What Do You Need As a Leader?


If you lead other people (and even if you don’t), there are a number of character traits worthy of attention and development to ensure the best possible relationships with everyone.

These key focal areas allow people to channel their positive energy and attract and influence others.

Think about these qualities and the behaviors that support/reinforce them. Create a plan/goal list for ways to enhance character building and be better able to lead others as true examples.


People Focused

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson


Focus on the good parts of life.

Rudolph W. Giuliani


When a person applies enthusiasm to his job, the job will itself become alive with exciting new possibilities.

Norman Vincent Peale


Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

Environmentally Aware

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller


Knowledge is power.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling


I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

Everett Dirksen

Clear & Understandable

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

This information is from our Leadership & Management Class curriculum. If you’re looking for ways to improve your communication skills, register for one of our public classes.
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