Leadership Qualities - Characteristics Of Leadership
One of the best books on leadership is "Good to Great" by Jim Collins. Collins researched a number of companies that were able to sustain outstanding growth over a period of 15 years while their competitors grew moderately, stayed flat, or lost money. In all cases, the CEOs of those companies were men with humility and small egos who put the organization's needs above their own. They took the blame when things went wrong and gave credit to others when things went right. Collins calls these men "Level 5" leaders, who have mastered the art of leadership.