Essay on Leadership

14073 Words Sep 28th, 2012 57 Pages
Leadership attributes

I have taken the test. The results are very essential. To me they say almost what I am and how I view things in life and at work. The following are the top five strengths for me as given as a result of the test. The top ones are the strongest ones:
• Fairness, equity and justice
• Industry, diligence and perseverance
• Judgment, critical thinking and open-mindedness
• Leadership
• Appreciation of beauty and excellence.
My lowest score traits
The following have been identified as my least attributes. I will start here by the lowest as per my scores. What it means is that this list is in reverse order:
• Bravery
• Forgiveness and mercy
• Capacity to love and be loved
• Social intelligence
• Humor and
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I need to ensure I keep on doing what I am doing now or even improve. At work I know that both my bosses and my subordinates like me , and I am sure these good qualities are the ones that make me such a person. Even anywhere in the world such qualities are virtue.
Qualities I want to develop
I want to develop the following qualities:
• Bravery
• Forgiveness and mercy
• Capacity to love and be loved
• Social intelligence
• Humor and playfulness
The reason for developing such qualities is that they are equally important for the management of people. Leaders must also have such qualities. An example is that of being forgiving people. A good leader must not create vendettas to their subordinates. If something has happened and gets past, I should forgive and, move on. Without that I can become stressed and depressed at work. In fact I am someone who is susceptible to stresses. So in order to be stress free I need to cultivate these lowest five values. If I get along people more than now, I can have the chance of having little stress. Social intelligence is also a quality that is needed greatly in order to do well in management and leadership.
I intend to develop social intelligence by creating opportunities to meet other people. For example I will have to go to parties. I will need to attend social functions. At work I

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