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Words that describe a good leader


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Members of the Executive Suite group on the business professionals website LinkedIn (including leaders from the Kansas City area) recently submitted their one-word descriptions for the definition of a good leader.

In alphabetical order, here are nearly 50 words submitted by group members:

Accountable
Adaptable
Approachable
Authentic
Aware
Bold
Brave
Candid
Caring
Clear
Challenging
Charismatic
Compassionate
Courageous
Credible
Decisive
Dedicated
Ethical
Empowering
Engaged
Fearless
Forward-Thinking
Gracious
Honest
Humble
Inclusive
Influential
Inspiring
Intuitive
Loyal
Mindful
Moral
Motivating
Objective
Open
Passionate
Priceless
Pro-active
Rare
Receptive
Responsible
Respectful
Skilled
Smart
Steady
Strategic
Thought-provoking
Tireless
Transparent
Trustworthy

Leaders and aspiring leaders who don't have time to read leadership books can select a few words from the list above and then live them in their leadership style that they practice every day.

Comments

  • Drew Denny - KC Nightlife Examiner 4 years ago

    If everyone could apply this logic to their every day lives, it would be second nature in their business environment.

  • mhhe 3 years ago

    yeah u right

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    thanks you quys really helped me out for my writinq prompt for school about leaders and leadership . so aqain i just want to say thank you quys really helped me out :*)

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    thank you!

  • Theresa 2 years ago

    Thank you i had a project for leadership and this list really helped me

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    nice, clean list. keep up the good work

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    ohhappy 2 years ago

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  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This really helped me for my leadership project! Thankyou!

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    I'm surprised that the word "creative" is missing from the list.

  • lianna 1 year ago

    this site is great

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    they should put more words on

  • lianna 1 year ago

    the word creative is missing i didn't know

  • :) 1 year ago

    totaly

  • :) 1 year ago

    totaly

  • :) 1 year ago

    yo this is a good website good words
    THANK U !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crappy Nappy 9 months ago

    Thanks this really helped with my prefect application.

    Cheers bungus

  • AMANEY JESSEY KWABENA ARTHUR 5 months ago

    it really a great site with great things a good leader must learn. May God bless you.

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