Traits of Good Leaders


At the turn of the century, TIME magazine ran an article on
“Managing to be the Best …The century’s smartest bosses have influence beyond their companies.” These observations stood out:

“Do these four share common traits other than their leadership and superb business acumen? (the four are Coke’s Robert Goizueta, GE’s Jack Welch, GM’s Alfred Sloan, and Panasonic’s Konosuke Matsushita). Yes.

They were curious folks and hence lifelong learners. And they paid attention to people, realizing that the potential of any enterprise hinged on giving subordinates the maximum opportunity to succeed. Even in the 21st century, these characteristics will still be required of great managers.”

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