We all have our own definitions and experiences with what makes for a great leader. Sometimes through seeing the opposite of a great leader. Forbes put together a great list. Here are my four favorites. Couldn’t agree more.


Make the Hard Choice

“Great leaders make the hard choice, and self-sacrifice in order to enhance the lives of others around them. As a business owner, not only does your family rely on you – so too, do the families of those who work for you. Each employee has a family. Even if you’re a small business owner with four employees, you’re in essence potentially responsible for an additional ten or fifteen people.” Joel Farar


Articulate a Clear Vision

“A great leader posses a clear vision, is courageous, has integrity, honesty, humility and clear focus. He or she is a strategic planner and believes in teamwork. Great leaders help people reach their goals, are not afraid to hire people that might be better than them and take pride in the accomplishments of those they help along the way.” Bhagi Rath


Push People to Be Their Best

“Great leaders have clarity of purpose and are great at articulating their beliefs. I aspire to be the kind of leader that pushes people to be the very best they can be but still make people feel safe because it starts with the heart.” Amas Tenumah


Focus on Helping the Team

“Someone who leads by positive direction and builds agreement among its group members towards the accomplishment of a coordinated goal. Ultimately, leadership is not about who is in charge. It’s about making sure your team stays focused on the goals, keeping them motivated and helping them be the best they can be to achieve those goals. This is especially true when the risks are high and the consequences matter.” Kara Kelly


By | 2017-11-19T20:57:08+05:00 September 15th, 2017|Business, Change Management, Executive Coaching, Runkle Consulting, Strategy|Comments Off on What Makes a Great Leader?