In nature, rocks are consistent and are often immovable which makes them stand their ground even if large objects such as ships or planes crash into them. A pebble or stone, no matter, how small is capable of causing a lot of damage in a crowded area. The water may rush towards a rock with full force only to split it into two streams and go around it. leadership that is exceptional is similar to this, it is purposeful, credible, and absolutely focused. It is formed on principles that are solid and immovable like rocks. Everything around it moves but what doesn’t move is the rock.
In my humble opinion, leadership cannot be exceptional and fascinating until it is based on the following traits:
Being worthy of trust:
The biggest trait required for a true leadership is trustworthiness. A good leader is worthy of trust and if they tell you that they will do something, they actually do it. For some reason, if they fail to fulfill their promises then they apologies for it. It is because the traits of an exceptional require them to be honest to whatever commitment they make.
They take responsibility:
According to experts, leadership is messy as mistakes can happen at any time. Good leaders never hide from accepting the mistakes that they have made. They take full responsibility for what happened and then work with their team to assess what went wrong to build a better strategy for the future.
They are lifelong learners:
This is one of the trickiest and hardest traits of true leadership to retain. People think that when you are a leader, you should be an expert at almost everything. This stops them from considering themselves eligible for learning more. But true leaders understand that questions are more powerful than the answers and it is difficult to ask questions when you think you know everything. True leaders consider themselves lifelong learners and they believe in acquiring knowledge in whatever possible way they can.