As a result of a leadership think tank it was pointed out that it is imperative to separate those leadership behaviour traits that need to be in your DNA from those skills that can be learnt. In the thinktank we came up with eight behaviour traits that need to be in your DNA and fifteen skills that can be learnt.

The eight behaviour traits of success leaders are:

Trait type Traits Nature of trait
People focused traits Integrity and honesty Hard wired
“Love thy neighbour as thyself” Hard wired
Abundance of positive energy Hard wired
Self-awareness and self-regulation Behavioural change programme can radically improve performance
Courage traits Decision making and risk taking Exposure to best practice can improve performance
Ability to excel in a crisis Hard wired
Handling change traits Seeing future opportunities Exposure to best practice can improve performance
Learning agility

First read my article on leadership in an era of distraction and then find out more by buying the leadership toolkit called “Winning Leadership- a Viking with a Mother’s Heart” .  My book “The Leading –Edge Manager’s Guide to Success” covers more management processes and successful work habits.  Both these resources will help you on your journey toward becoming an extraordinary manager and leader.