Day 3345: What are the qualities of a good leader?

Last night, as I was thinking about leaders and leadership, I asked this question on Twitter.

I received many good answers, and a leading candidate for a good leader was this man:

My short list of qualities that make a good leader are passion, compassion, integrity, bravery, honesty, flexibility, clarity, and communication.

Do you see any of the qualities of a good leader in my images for today?


Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what are the qualities of a good leader?”

I also find this:

What do you think are the qualities of a good leader?

I think the qualities of a good blogger include expressing gratitude to all their readers, including YOU.

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18 thoughts on “Day 3345: What are the qualities of a good leader?

  1. President Zelenskyy is a prime example of a good leader, and his inspiring stand girds his people to take on a major military force with Kalashnikovs, Molotov cocktails, and sheer guts. They will make a good addition to the Ukrainian military.

    General George Patton defined it this way: “If I lead, follow me; if I retreat, shoot me.” Well, he was George Patton!

  2. He has certainly stepped up. It is a pity some other comedians can’t

  3. A good leader asks of things that the leader is ready to give for the greater good as well, Ann.

  4. puella33

    A good leader is someone who thinks about the well being of the country, unlike Putin or Trump

  5. zelensky is truly a leader in the truest sense of the word.

  6. I really appreciated the meme depicting a boss vs. a leader … Yes, out front of the fray, pulling and doing with and for others what he expects of them. Poignant.

  7. There’s been a lot said about how Putin felt humiliated by the collapse of the Soviet Union. He’s started a war out of spite, and his anger made him overconfident and unprepared. Back in 2014 when he invaded Crimea I heard analysts say, “The fact that Putin has to resort to violence to get his way shows how weak he is.” Faced with the challenge of helping his own people he retreated, and has tried to return to a glorious past that never really existed. Putin has been the opposite of a good leader.
    Zelensky, on the other hand, seems to have fallen into the role of a leader almost by accident and has risen to the challenge. There’s a sign of a good leader.

  8. I am finding President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people so inspiring. I am sure there have been other leaders and individuals in world conflict of the past that were equally courageous, but we’ve never had a “front row seat” to such daily acts of bravery. I think we are all looking at the contrast between Zelensky and Putin and just shaking our heads. “History has its eyes on you!”

  9. I am a person who has taken time over and above all things to learn first and judge, or be that leader who makes the decisions, including a family as in the father who has to train his kids and be the best, he has to go to school and learn there as well as at home which helps also in his growing years to be the best father and knowledgeable to become the best leader and know how to manage people by inspiration and through his own life that he carries each and every day. This helps as he can train others and make their lives just as inspiring, showing them as opposed to what I went through in life of learning by just doing. This makes me think at one time that I was a trainee at a job site and being expected to know what to do without giving instructions is pretty hard. I learned by book and nothing else, so I had to learn by using YouTube or other types of video sites to get the job done instead. I do love your post that brought these thoughts to the reply I have given for all to see!

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