Posted 6 years ago
Successful leadership consultant and best-selling author Tammy Holyfield, discusses the importance of learning HOW to identify the right person for a leadership role within your organization. Finding someone with these universal leadership attributes, is far more elusive than one may think. Our biases can get in the way, so it’s important that we keep our eyes and minds transfixed through an objective decision-making lens. As Tammy explains, “Looks can sometimes be deceiving”. Tammy provides us with the eight universal leadership attributes that are a strong sign of great potential, which she’s identified, during her many years of academic research and executive consulting.
The 8 Universal Leadership Attributes
by Tammy Holyfield
Developing leaders in an organization is vital to its success. However, identifying potential leaders is not always easy. Looks can sometimes be deceiving. We see someone who is doing well in their current position and we tap them for promotion. We can get caught up seeing someone who has great intelligence or personality and think they have what it takes to be a great leader. We have all heard someone with an authoritative presence deliver a bold vision that later turned out to be nothing but ego and hot air. Great leaders have more than the appearance of leadership; they know how to get results.
Here are eight universal leadership attributes for identifying the right professional:
There are many behavioral traits that make people shine like a star. When you are looking for future leaders, the most important trait is personal integrity. Without a doubt, intelligence, personality, and the ability to communicate are important. People will follow ability and skill for a while but lasting leadership is built on trust and character. It has been said, “your ability can never take you where your character cannot keep you”.
Message from the author: For the guidance, tools and resources to help you identify and develop successful leaders, visit our website Holyfield International online. In addition to our experience, we leverage top tier behavioral and cognitive assessments like DISC, Motivators, and Emotional Intelligence to provide organizations with the scientific insights for accurately identifying the degrees of individual leadership strength and struggle. We are also available to conduct team building or leadership development workshops with your collective staff. Please contact Holyfield International for more information.
Tammy Holyfield is the founder of Holyfield International, a business and personal development company. Holyfield International works with business professionals, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, managers, leaders, and individuals from all walks of life, teaching skills that are proven, practical and get results.
She is also a business and personal coach, professional speaker, author, and consultant. For information on organizational solutions or to reach her visit www.holyfieldinternational.com or call 619-431-1345. Email your questions to Tammy directly: [email protected]