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7 Key Leadership Capacities (U Theory) by C. Otto Scharmer
Agus Setiawan

PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

5 Key Leadership Attributes

Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of an organization. Leadership captures the essentials of being able and prepared to inspire others. Further, Leaders who inspire other people has attributes which called leadership attributes. It is the inner or personal qualities that constitute effective leadership. Those leadership attributes are:

Vision

True leadership involves looking beyond today. They look to tomorrow and beyond. A leader should have a vision where they and their team will be in the future. If a leader only plans for a short-term, their team will be aimless and lacking any real long-term goals.

Optimism

A leader naturally sets a powerful example for their team, so being personally optimistic is one of the best ways to encourage a good attitude among staff members.

Adaptability

To be effective, a leader should be adaptive to any circumstances. A leader shall not be afraid to try something new if the current approach not working. A rigid, inflexible leadership style will never be effective in the end.

Strong Communication Skills

A leader should instruct subordinates on their work, correct their mistakes, inspire, and take feedback. For all these duties, good communication is required. A leader shall be able to translate their thoughts and ideas into words that anyone can understand.

Decisiveness

Decision-making is a key skill point to be a leader. A leader is the one who shall make the final call, ultimately determining what course the team will take. While a leader should not be too hasty to decide, they shall also not hesitate once a decision has been made.



Conclusion

To conclude, leadership in digital age is one of the key skills that shall be possessed, especially in the dynamic business environment, because good leadership skill is really needed in order to make a great decision that can lead into business growth and advancement.

Reference:
Editorial Team (Accessed on December 17, 2020). Six Key Leadership Traits. Accounter blog. https://www.accounteer.com/blog/six-key-leadership-traits
Rouse, M. & Pratt, M. K. (2017). Leadership. Techtarget blog. https://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/leadership

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