Monday, May 23, 2011

7 essential attributes of leaders

A good list of leadership attributes always catches my attention.  How do you and your direct reports (or supervising attorney) match up to this very good list of seven?

(1) Integrity, (2) Empathy, (3) Emotional intelligence, (4) Vision, (5) Judgment, (6) Courage, (7) Passion.

Are any of these areas of development for you?  Are any over-strengths?  Are they part of your coaching or performance evaluation?

For an elaboration on each of these, see 7 Essential Attributes for Picking Good Leaders, which summarizes the leadership attributes identified by authors Jeffrey Cohn and Jay Morans in Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential (published May 2011).

For other lists I've accumulated on this blog, go to

This summary was prepared by Perry Cone and posted at

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