If you had the opportunity to pick a leader to work for, what would you base your decision on? Do you have a set of criteria that you view as critical leadership skills? What about a list of behaviors a leader must NOT possess?

Remember, teamwork begins by building trust…
–Patrick Lencioni

We conducted a very informal poll and asked: Besides trust, what’s another behavior/trait you want your leader to possess?

Even though we said “besides trust,” 30% of the respondents provided “trust” or “honesty” as their #1 want.

Think about your work relationships. How many of those relationships have trust as its foundation? How would your business partners/peers/direct reports respond if asked if they trusted you?

Here are the other behaviors/traits that were provided:

  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Humility
  • Intelligence
  • Personable
  • Gracious
  • Extraordinary
  • Approachable

Here are a couple of comments they provided:

True leaders know that leadership is not power, but rather a responsibility
Leaders don’t lie, they provide the facts not B.S.

After reviewing the list and comments, what’s missing?
Let us know what should be added to the list of desired leadership traits and behaviors.

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