Traits Of A Leader

Are leaders born or are they made?

A bit of both, I suspect.

Leaders, even those born to lead, improve over time if they learn from their mistakes.

Here are three tips I pass onto young lieutenants:

  1. Be first on the battlefield and last to leave.
  2. Be quick to take the blame and slow to take the credit.
  3. Be early to applaud and late to criticise.

If they get these three right, they’ll do alright!