Why Should I Follow You? The Latest Podcast from David Maister
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So what characteristics must leaders have to get people to follow them? According to Maister, there are four basic characteristics all good leaders have. They are:
- Motive – giving evidence of being dedicated to the success of the group and helping others, typically by being a good role model before getting the leadership job.
- Values – sharing core values and philosophy with team members and demonstrating a commitment to those principles, as well as having enthusiasm and a passion to be better.
- Competence – having constructive new ideas about how to improve and innovative new approaches on how to achieve goals.
- Style – being both supportive and demanding: achieving a balance of these traits is a rare thing and also consulting and soliciting the views of others and taking time to listen to their views before taking action or making decisions.
Previous http://davidmaister.com/podcasts/3/  podcasts include:
- How Managers Should Spend Their Time
- A Great Coach in Action
- How Managers Add Value and
- A Natural Manager
The Managing Professionals: Attitudes, Skills and Behaviors series of podcasts explores methods for building business through marketing, client services, client relations and selling. All podcasts are free and new installments are available weekly.