Leadership Qualities The following brief discussion examines essential leadership qualities in relation to leadership behaviors, creating a sense of meaning and purpose, and recognizing the impacts of one’s contributions. Essential Qualities of Leadership Integrity, respect, education, and partnership are essential qualities to have in a leader of an organization. Integrity is an essential quality of leadership because it is all about consistency between what one says and does. If a leader does not practice what he or she preaches, then subordinates will view the leader as a hypocrite and, therefore, unworthy of following for lack of trust that the leader really means what he says. Respect is essential for leading an organization because...The end:
.....the long run, reap benefits on the individual, organizational, and societal level. Conclusion Excellent leadership begins and ends with essential values like integrity, respect, education, and partnership. And it is completed with consistent behaviors, creating a sense of meaning and purpose, and recognizing the impacts of one’s contributions. REFERENCES Brinkerhoff, J.M. (2002). Partnership for international development: rhetoric or results?. Lynne Rienner Publishers. Daft, R.L. (2009). Organization Theory and Design. Cengage Learning. Damon, W. (2004). The moral advantage: how to succeed in business by doing the right thing. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Quirk, M.P. & Fandt, P.M. (2000). The 2nd language of leadership. Psychology Press.