What is leadership? Do you know it when you see it? How many great leaders have you worked for? What has made them great?
Great leaders know how to prioritize, communicate, define a path to success, change course as conditions warrant and stay focused on the end game. They know how to drive you to do your best, to challenge you to do more. They can reach into your soul and find what motivates you. And when you win, there is no feeling in the world like it. You take the experience with you. It becomes a part of who you are. It raises your expectations for all other leaders.
Found an awesome visual on blog.readytomanage.com that identifies the 4 key traits of a great leader.
How does your boss stack up? How about you? What are you doing to become a better leader?