Infographic: 7 Characteristics of Effective Leadership


Most of us have either been there ourselves or have heard someone else say some form of the following: “The job was great, but I couldn’t work for my boss anymore so I decided to look for something new.”

The truth is that most people can work hard and eventually end up in a leadership role, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be effective—or that people will want to work for them. 

Strong leaders need to work hard, stay curious, and constantly work on self-improvement. How do your leadership skills measure up?

In the following infographic, we share seven characteristics that effective leaders possess. 

Black Swan 7 Leadership Characteristics


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Derek Gaunt

About The Author

Derek Gaunt is lecturer, author of Ego, Authority, Failure, and trainer with 29 years of law enforcement experience, 20 of which as a team member, leader and then commander of hostage negotiations teams in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As a member of the Black Swan Group, he is a negotiation trainer and personal coach. His training has helped leaders and their organizations increase their performance by changing the way they think about communicating one person to another.