Finding good leaders, I mean the really good leaders, is not easy. John Maxwell, in his book Developing the Leaders Around You gives us a few pointers on what to look for when looking for a good leader.
Positiveness: The ability to work with and see people and situations in a positive way.
Servanthood: The willingness to submit, play team ball, and follow the leader.
Growth Potential: A hunger for personal growth and development; the ability to keep growing as the job expands.
Follow-Through: The determination to get the job done completely and with consistency.
Loyalty: The willingness to always put the leader and the organization above personal desires.
Resiliency: The ability to bounce back when problems arise.
Integrity: Trustworthiness and solid character; consistent words and walk.
“Big Picture” Mind-Set: The ability to see the whole organization and all of its needs.
Discipline: The willingness to do what is required regardless of personal mood.
Gratitude: An attitude of thankfulness that becomes a way of life.