Essential Traits for Developing Your Personal Leadership Skills

June 18, 2013
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ID-100111363Most people aspire to be like the people they idealize in their life. But does that mean we should randomly idealize just anybody who inspires us? The thing is that not all individuals are worthy of idealism. It also depends upon how we would want to see ourselves.

If we aspire to be worthy and successful individuals, then we need to idealize people who have traits worth emulating. Here are a few to think about from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training of the Mid-Atlantic:

1) Positive attitude — A positive attitude breeds success and makes us open to all the opportunities that come our way. Successful people have a positive attitude radiating from them and they never let go of any opportunity.

2) Value time — Successful people closely guard and value their time. They are well prioritized and planned for the day, fulfill their deadlines, and also value the time of others.

3) Accountability — Despite a tendency to be high-risk takers, successful people tend to be accountable for their actions, successes and failures. They do not blame their environment or other people if a plan fails.

4) Proactive — Having a plan of action and being assertive is the key trait of successful people. They are proactive in their actions and their positive attitude supports their proactive measures.

5) Creative — Creativity is the key to success. A creative mindset lets you see new opportunities and work towards them.

6) Communication — Good communication skills are an important asset of successful individuals. Being well versed in verbal and non-verbal communication skills allows a successful individual to reach out to others and attract people who may bring new opportunities.

7) Resilience — Success doesn’t come easily. It takes a lot of perseverance and resilience. The strength needed to stand up after failing is the actual test that successful people go through. This means that resilience, as a trait, should never be overlooked while selecting successful ideals.

The above-mentioned traits represent a sampling of the traits that successful people have. Idealize people that exhibit them and you’ll build them up in yourself and enhance your own personal leadership skills in the process.

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