The 7 Personality Traits of a Good Leader

Jim Rohn’s fundamental keys to leadership:

1. Learn to be strong, but not rude. Do not ever mistaken rudeness for strength. It is not even a good substitute.

2. Learn to be kind, but not weak.  Kindness is a certain type of strength. We must be kind enough to tell somebody the truth. We must be kind enough to tell it as it is and not deal with delusion.

3. Learn to be bold, but not a bully. It takes boldness, braveness and courage to tackle the potential problem and discover the signs of trouble. Bullies seek to undermine the weaker person to gain power. A bully is someone who is politically skilled or socially confident who can understand or sense what their target is most insecure about.

4. Learn to be humble, but not timid. Some people mistake timidity with humility. But humility is a virtue, modesty, an awareness of the human soul and spirit. Timidity is a fear of the unknown or fear of making decisions.

5. Be proud, but not arrogant. Be proud and celebrate your own achievements, and yet be humble. But do not ever be arrogant. The worst type of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance. Arrogance is intolerable. If someone is smart and arrogant, we can sometimes tolerate that. But if someone is ignorant and arrogant, it is just too much to take.

6. Develop a humour, but without folly. It is ok to be witty, but not silly. It is ok to be fun, but not foolish. Have a sense of humour, but not a clown.

7. Deal in realities. Set goals. Set it high if you must. But deal with it with a sense of reality. Do not be delusional.