Here is a research on leadership qualities that clearly shows that leaders who are positive, inspiring, and who empower and develop followers are better leaders. They are more valued by their teams, and their teams perform at a higher level.
These so-called Transformational leaders are usually enthusiastic, passionate, genuine and energetic. While these leaders focus on helping the group achieve its goals, they also care about helping individuals in their team to reach their full potential.
The experience that a great leader creates is hard to describe, but you feel better when you’re around them. Characteristics include:
Another Side To It
Studies show another side of leadership – the bottom line. It takes good leadership to make money.
A global study by the talent firm Development Dimensions International came to a very clear conclusion: Quality leadership affects the bottom line. Effective leaders are 13 times more likely to outperform their industry competitors.
The study also found:
Another study commissioned by a division of a Fortune 500 commercial bank shows compelling evidence of the dramatic effect of leadership effectiveness on net income. The results: Poor leaders lose money, good leaders make a profit, and extraordinary leaders more than doubled a company’s profits.
And yet another study showed that effective leaders with a strong vision also had the highest performing teams.