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Qualities of Successful Leaders
May 18, 2021
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
-Albert Schweitzer

In the book Developing People in Early Childhood Organizations, Pam Schiller writes that one of the qualities of a successful leader is to act “in many ways like a winning coach.” She also discusses the vital importance of leaders serving as positive role models.

In Mike Brown’s popular book, Idea Magnets: 7 Strategies for Cultivating and Attracting Creative Business Leadershe talks about the concept of servant leadership: “Individuals with a propensity toward servant leadership instinctively look at opportunities and issues with others’ interests as the starting perspective. You might think that a servant leader is always in the background. That isn’t accurate, though. Sometimes a servant leader is putting a teammate in the position to be in front and in charge; at other times, the servant leader must be in the spotlight when that’s what it takes for the team to succeed.

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