To Lead, You Have to Follow: 8 Traits of Effective IT Leaders

March 14, 2008 – 12:11 am

I like lists.

I stumbled upon a great list of called To Lead, You Have to Follow: 8 Traits of Effective IT Leaders

  1. Leadership means focusing on the needs of others, not yourself
  2. Leadership comes from your actions, not your title
  3. Leadership makes you accountable, even if it’s not your fault
  4. Leadership is not a 9-to-5 activity
  5. Leadership takes trust from your followers
  6. Leaders get their best ideas from their team
  7. Leadership thrives on diversity
  8. Leadership comes from continuous communication

You can click through for the full details, including examples.

Although the article uses IT examples, it can be applied to pretty much any leadership position.

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