In business, people often confuse management with leadership, and the difference is subtle, but important. Leaders will always strive to get the best from their team, where managers will focus more on process and control.

Cattani Consulting has created a list of the acknowledged traits of great leaders.

How do you and your team members match up to the ideal?

  1. Confidence, but avoiding arrogance
  2. A caring attitude
  3. Clarity, in speech and in written communication
  4. Honesty
  5. Passion
  6. Persuasiveness, but avoiding bullying
  7. Being comfortable with empowering others
  8. Being happy to delegate whole projects
  9. A good sense of humour
  10. A positive attitude
  11. A good work ethic
  12. The ability to inspire others
  13. Patience
  14. Tolerance
  15. Courage
  16. Integrity

Are there any you would disagree with, or add?

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Source: Cattani Consulting