Great question. Difficult answer! A good leader is someone you want to follow not because he/she demands it but because they have earned your respect and admiration. A good leader has the ability to relate, to understand, to learn. A good leader does not ask you to make the same mistake twice just so they can experience it. A good leader trusts his/her charges and listens to what they collectively have to say. There are people who are put in charge who demand effort on the basis of authority and essentially fear then there are leaders who earn your respect and set an example that you are willing to follow and support. You can learn some of these traits but I firmly believe that true leaders are born and the training only helps. WB
There are several questions about what are the qualities for being a good leader or an effective manager. Here is my response to a question that also mirrors your great question:
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Most-Effect … al-Manager
by Susan Reid 2 years ago
Do you believe anyone can become a good leader?
by Thanh Pham 3 years ago
What are the characteristics of a great leader?
by PJ Jones 8 years ago
The President wants what is good for the country, but he lacks the necessary skills to get people to follow him. One flaw in is character is to let misinformation fester. "no drama Obama" does not make an effective commander in chief. I believe the Pres. had lofty ideals, but...
by Michelle Liew 4 years ago
What are the differences between followers and leaders?
by India Arnold 6 years ago
Is it true that, "love shouldn't be this difficult" if it is in fact love?
by HarshitG 6 years ago
Is leadership ability universal, or is a good leader in one environment also effective in another?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|