What Makes a Great Leader?

While there are many skills and traits that great leaders possess, here are three important ones to consider.


Ask yourself the following: Are the leaders in your organization open to input, even from their team members or subordinates? Do your managers encourage their direct reports to try new assignments? And, how well do your leaders rally employees to achieve their personal and professional goals?

Depending on how you answered those questions, it might be time to acknowledge that your managers and leaders also need leadership coaching, training and development, not just the team members.