12 habits of exceptional leaders
Courage "Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible." – Aristotle
Effective communication "The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." – Joseph Priestly
Generosity "A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and little less than his share of the credit." – John Maxwell
Humility "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." – C.S. Lewis
Self-awareness "It is absurd that a man should rule others who cannot rule himself." – Latin proverb
Adherence to the Golden Rule +1 "The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become." – Jon Wolfgang von Goethe
Passion "If you just work on stuff that you like and are passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out." – Mark Zuckerberg
Infectiousness "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision where you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." – Theodore Hesburg
Authenticity "Just be who you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a man has." – Hubert Humphrey
Approachability "Management is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away."
Accountability "The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible - he stood under the arch." – Michael Armstrong
Sense of purpose "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." – Ken Kesey
Taken from our Leadership Masterclass on 2 December 2015.