The Qualities Of An Indispensable Leader

from Forbes

What is the secret sauce that makes some leaders stand out from the rest? These are the leaders who rise through the ranks, great at managing their teams while also keeping the company’s vision in mind, the type of people identified for advancement into senior leadership.

According to Janet Altman, Marketing Principal at Kaufman Rossin and indispensable leader herself, the number one factor she looks for in promising leaders is their ability to handle a strategic scope.

“The most important thing for me, when I think of my go-to people, is the ability to look at the big picture,” Altman says. “And not be overwhelmed or intimidated by the steps that it will take to get to that goal.”

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  1. Being a leader is a role that many of us aspire to fulfill. In today’s modern world leaders are highly valued and sought after in the workplace because of their admirable qualities and ability to inspire others around them. After reading the article “The Qualities of An Indispensable Leader” I agree with all the qualities listed by Janet Altman, that make up a great leader in today’s generation. A leader is a person who is presented with the biggest challenges and obstacles because of their ability to break a broad task or project into something manageable. When presented with this idea the first person it made me think of was my father and his construction company. Constructing a home isn’t an easy project, it involves multiple steps and unexpected delays. If these steps aren’t managed correctly it leads to problems and no one wants that. My dad is there from start to finish because he can take that large scope of work and size it down into manageable tasks for the crews along with being able to deal with unexpected problems. Being able to receive an overwhelming workload and not be intimidated by it in my opinion is something that is learned through experience. He also has the ability to inspire the people around him by demonstrating that he cares about his workers. Small gestures like buying lunch go a long way. Strategic thinking over task execution is another characteristic I agree with as well. There are other objectives that are worth more time and should be prioritized. It is essential for a leader to recognize this. The most important quality as a leader is to be able to see the long-term possibilities of one’s actions. A leader’s vision should prosper far beyond and match the ideals of the company.

  2. As an entrepreneurship major, the traits of being a good leader often come up and are taught in my classes. I agree with Jante Altman that the ability to handle a strategic scope is an important trait to have to be a successful leader. A leader has to respond appropriately to adversity, as responding negatively will allow others to think that it is acceptable to follow suit. That does not mean that a leader must make said appropriate decisions alone. A good leader is as good as the people around them, and a good support system is necessary to take off the burden on a leader. Altman also talks about hoe strategic thinking is an important trait for a leader and I agree that it is important, but in a business scenario, I believe the most important mindset for a leader to have is to always have the goal of the company and the goal of the employees have a symbiotic relationship where one helps another. The combination of those two mindsets can make a new and innovative company go to unimaginable lengths.

  3. This article essentially discusses the various qualities that make up an indispensable leader. Janet Altman said that the most important quality for her is “the ability to look at the big picture” and “not be overwhelmed or intimidated by the steps that it will take to get to that goal.” I agree with this statement. Leaders usually oversee the whole operation instead of focusing on one specific thing, so being able to see the big picture is crucial. I also think that leaders cannot be overwhelmed or intimidated because leaders serve as an example for the rest of the group. If the leader is overwhelmed or intimidated, then the group will too, leading to not reaching the goal. If the leader remains level-headed and focused on achieving the goal, that will serve as an example for the group, and there will be a greater chance that the goal will be reached. I agree with all of the qualities listed that make up a good leader. However, I do think that some necessary qualities are missing from the list. Firstly, I believe that being a good communicator is near the top of the list in importance. I have been in groups with poor leaders and great leaders. Every single one of the poor leaders was bad communicators. Bad communication from the leaders leaves the rest of the group feeling confused about what they need to do to reach the goal. Good communication from the leader makes everyone know what they need to do, leading to the goal being reached quickly. Another quality of a leader that was left off the list was the ability to learn. I have been in a group with a leader who was not open to learning and thought he was always right. Acting like this comes off as condescending, and in the end, the group will lose respect for the leader and take what they say less seriously. Leaders have to accept that they are not always right, and they have to be open to the ideas of the rest of the group. Overall, this article did a great job at thoroughly explaining various qualities that make up a leader.

  4. The article discusses the different aspects of a leader. The aspects listed are mainly focused on business based situations and how they can be helpful in a company’s future success. My take on this is to remember that not everyone can be a leader at once. In my opinion, you have to know your role. It’s important to follow directions and complete the tasks given to you. It’s your job. This contradicts parts of the article. For example, it states, “Altman’s go-to leaders are instead excellent at identifying which tasks are worthy of precious time and effort.” Although this is a great quality in a leader, it is not great in a worker. Here is a link to good qualities of an employee,
    Don’t get me wrong, workers should have leadership potential. It is important to remember, the employees need to follow directions and get things done. There are people who get paid to think about stuff like this, but for the employee their job is to execute. A great example of people knowing their role and job is with the 1997-1998 Chicago bulls. Everybody on that roster knew their role. Dennis Rodman knew his job was to get rebounds. That was his only job. He was not supposed to score, or dribble the ball. Only get rebounds. The team with Dennis Rodman won 3 championships. This translates perfectly to my argument. A team has roles, weather on the basketball court, or in business. Not everyone is Michael Jordan.

  5. Being a leader takes strategizing plan, having complete patience , and being able to keep your counterpart’s emotions at bay during the process of work, and being able to communicate with your team in order to reach the milestones you need to complete your goals. Being able to strategize a thorough plan in order to take down obstacles takes discipline. Being able to plan out things step by step takes initiative and this is something that you must want to do. Being that you make these plans, executing them is the next step. Execution may not mean finishing out a plan as quickly as you can but as efficiently as you can, which is where patience comes into play. Patience is probably the most crucial trait out of all when it comes to being a leader. A true leader has everlasting patience and is able to endure time, obstacles, and setbacks that long term goals usually contain. Next, being able to expand your patience to your peers is also a crucial characteristic great leaders contain. Being able to spread your patience and inspire others to stay the course brings a sense of serenity in your place of work. When people are working hard, and they have the knowledge that their goal is going to take time, it presents a well-functioning, well-oiled “machine” that will only present good things in a workplace. Another trait is being a great communicator. If there’s a problem between people in your core, group, or workplace and the leader can talk through and also help others talk through said problems, this will only envelope great things in the working future. Having all these traits including having the main goal of the company in mind will only bring great things and will help you achieve many things beyond goal completion. It will help the team dynamic, the chemistry, and increase the overall mood place regardless of the state of work or workload at hand.

  6. In the century of human wisdom competition, in the world competition, the quality of talents is an important factor in determining the outcome. Whoever has more high-quality talents will also have the initiative and the right to win in the talent competition. As the initiator and promoter of the normal operation and development of an organization, the leader is responsible for the heavy organizational leadership and management work. From the perspective of talent science, knowledge, ability, and performance are the three elements that constitute talent. Among the three elements, the ability is the essential element. If a leader lacks the necessary work abilities, he cannot be competent for leadership. To be a good leader, you must be good at regulating your emotions and maintaining good psychology. Without good psychology, it is difficult to carry out organization and management work effectively. Break down the huge challenge into several small challenges, and find a way to overcome these small challenges one by one. Most of us are not presidents or chief executives. But we all work with others, and our actions will always affect others. This gives everyone the opportunity to develop leadership skills and stand out from the crowd.

  7. One of the qualities that Altman describes an indispensable leader as is someone who doesn’t just do everything on a list of things that need to be done just because they are told to. Rather, she trusts someone who thinks “should this be done now” or “is there something else more important to do”. This is a quality of someone who works towards being the most productive they can be while at the same time getting the job done. Rather than going down a list of things to do, they make the decision to do something else first because it makes more sense in that order. Another great quality in a great leader is someone who is actually a leader and not a boss. This means that they don’t just boss people around telling them to do stuff, but they actually share some skin in the game and work with them, showing them what to do and how to do it, leading them to success. That is a true leader.

  8. Leadership is different for everyone, and people have different leadership abilities, but they all have one common goal which is to create a positive change. Leaders take different actions and take different paths but end up achieving their goals in the end. In the article, Janet Altman says, “The most important thing for me, when I think of my go-to people, is the ability to look at the big picture, and not be overwhelmed or terminated by the steps that it will take to get to those goals.” Altman is a credible source, being in a leadership role as a Marketing Principal at Kaufman Rossin. Leaders are often able to tell if another person is capable of being a leader because they know what it takes and what skills someone must possess to fulfill the job. Altman lists some other qualities of leaders that she has found throughout her career as (1) strategic thinking over task execution, (2) make things better, but not necessarily easier, (3) provides context for the long-term, and (4) shares some skin in the game. Being strategic is important for a leader because they can plan out how they will approach a task and evaluate what the most effective technique is to accomplish it. Most people prefer to make the job or task at hand easier, but that does not necessarily mean it is the best method. When looking for a leader, it is important to look for someone who wants to make the company/organization do better, and maybe that sense of ease will come with it, but the priority should be for the betterment of the organization. Also, a good leader will be focused on the future and their long-term goals. Short term is important, but long-term shows that the person is truly dedicated to their leadership role and take it serious enough to go the distance. Lastly, there is an emotional, human connection aspect of being a leader. Leaders can connect with other people and can support them to do their best. The saying, “teamwork makes the dream work” is fitting for this scenario because a leader can only do so much by themselves. In fact, a leader is someone who can effectively bring together a group of diverse individuals and build relationships between them in order to achieve their common goal. Leaders are crucial in the success of any business or organization because of their ability to create a sense of belonging between them and their followers which leads to production and achieving goals so that they can focus on the future.

  9. As moving forward into future careers and organizations I often find a major factor of competitiveness in every field. At the end of the day, what makes one person so valuable and irreplaceable in contrast to others? Organizations are not just looking for leaders, but leaders that go above and beyond. Leaders that are indispensable. When discussing an indispensable leader, the article goes into depth over specific qualities that make individuals stand out. These include: prioritization of tasks, betterment of the project, vision for long-term achievements, and acknowledgment of shared responsibility. I see a lot of these concepts in small scale examples that I encounter and participate in every week. For instance, rather than just writing every assignment that is due on a list and beginning at the top and working my way down, I prioritize which assignments are most important and crucial at the given time. Priority in terms of time and effort is important. Another instance is when I wish to discuss a class or topic that I may be struggling with. I know that there are certain individuals that would just tell me the answer and it would be easy to go to them. Instead, I do my best to discuss with those who challenge me to know a subject better and ask questions that I normally wouldn’t otherwise. Another important factor is the ability to see and discuss long-term actions. I compare this to the syllabus professors provide, allowing students to see months in advance. In addition, the materials advisors provide that help plan course schedules for the following years can also be applied to long term preparations. One of the most important qualities described in the article is the acknowledgment a leader has of those around them. This is a further draw to teamwork. A captain of a sports team doesn’t sit and watch their teammates, that actively participate with the group. I think of this as an extension of the greater ability to be able to have transparency and admit when one has failed. A great and indispensable leader is one that can ask for help, rely on others, and be depended upon to communicate the truth.

  10. Author Bruce Tolgan talks about qualities that a great leader might have. One of the most important qualities discussed is being able to understand the big picture. The quality of looking and understanding the bigger picture helps you manage problems that occur on a day-to-day basis. It is important to be able to say as a leader why the actions you make aren’t only good for this week and next, but why it is good for the next couple of years and down the road.

  11. Articles such as this one are important for people in my age group to read. The Stillman School of Business would love for all of its students to become great leaders in their professional careers. However, we should want to become great leaders ourselves and not rely on anyone to teach us how to do so.
    One thing that stood out from the article to me is how the authors talked mostly about characteristics of leaders rather than the intelligence of them. Obviously, one would want someone in a leadership position to be smart. However, if a leader is not calculated in their decision making, as the article points out, how effective can they really be?
    Next, I like the point in the article where they state that leaders should make things better but not necessarily easier. I like this point because many things that need to be accomplished are not going to be easy. As someone who wants to work in the field of marketing, selling something to a demographic is oftentimes going to be a challenge. However, with good guidance and leadership, employees should get good direction and allow themselves and the company to succeed at the task they were given.
    After that, I like the point that good leaders need to be forward thinking. Leaders should not only think about the company’s plans in the future but how workers will be affected and what their roles look like moving forward. This point shows the importance of responsibility since that is a necessary quality for leaders to possess.
    One point I think that could be added is how leaders need to hold themselves accountable when they are wrong. This is an important quality in a leader to me because it showcases the humanity in them. When one can admit when they are wrong, it shows that they see themselves on an even ground with their peers. This helps leaders earn more respect from those who are under and make them more successful.
    Overall, I really like this article. I think its simplicity and how concise it is make it easy to follow and digest. I also think that this reminder on how to be a good leader was important to me because soon, I hope to be in a position of leadership rather than being a student at a university.

  12. The author, Bruce Tulgan, describes throughout this article different ways that individuals can utilize their skills to become a successful leader. A lot of his points come from the experience of Janet Altman, who is a Marketing Principal for one of the largest CPA and Advisory firms in the U.S., Kaufman Rossin. The article explains that the biggest thing that Altman looks for in a leader is an individual’s “ability to handle a strategic scope.” She looks for individuals who are able to “look at the big picture,… and not be overwhelmed or intimidated by the steps that it will take to get to that goal.” Altman explains that she isn’t looking for just how much skill an individual has to do a task, but she is looking for someone that is able to see all that needs to be done and can break it down into more manageable tasks, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
    There are a few other things that Altman values in a leader. The first is someone who understands the importance of thinking strategically, instead of just focusing on task execution. She wants to work with individuals who can look at all of the tasks at hand and “identify which tasks are worthy of… time and effort” and always keep the end goal in mind. Next, Tulgan describes what Altman means when saying that a good leader should “make things better,” but that better doesn’t necessarily mean “easier.” They explain that the best leaders do not attempt to make things easier; instead, they figure out a way to get things done without worrying about anyone’s level of comfort. One of my personal favorite values that Tulgan notes is Altman’s appreciation for a leader who provides context to what the team/ group/ individual is doing. I have been in situations where I have been given a task with no clear reasoning as to why I was supposed to do it. This left me feeling not only confused, but unmotivated as well. Altman explains the importance of a leader providing “context for the long-term” and explains why their role is crucial to the success of the larger task as a whole. This is a good quality to have because it ensures that the team/ group/ individuals feel appreciated and that their time, effort, and energy actually adds value to the end- goal. The final thing that Tulgan notes, is that the best way to measure a leader’s success isn’t just through how much they accomplish, “but also their ability to support others.” Leaders who are able to see past the task in front of them, to the individuals performing the task, they will be much more successful because they will be able to motivate others to get the task accomplished in the most efficient and effective way possible, while also ensure that “it will be more fun” for all involved.

  13. After reading this article about good leaders, it made me think to myself, “what kind of person do I consider to be a good leader?” All leaders have different characteristics and different styles of leading. I consider a great leader someone that is able to connect to the people they are leading, and get the most out of those people’s potential. Leader’s should be motivating and helpful to their followers and they should be able to lead by example. Also, a leader should have the respect of their followers and should treat the followers with respect in return.

    Leadership is hard to quantify, but people that follow a good leader typically are more productive. Good leaders give clear direction and tasks that people can do to help a company reach its goals. Good leaders also are always looking for ways to help the people around them grow and succeed for their own personal growth. Great leaders have the ability to bring success to those around them, and help people improve on both their weaknesses and strengths.

    Most good leaders share similar qualities such as good communication, respectful, straightforward, motivator, and inspirational. Most leaders are successful because they have the ability to showcase what their hard work turned them in to. They are living examples of what putting in the time and effort does for you not only as a person, but also as a worker. Anyone can be a leader if they focus on doing what is right and having the mindset to set examples and help people around themselves grow.

  14. Something that me and Kaufman Rossin marketing principal Janet Altman see eye to eye in is what makes a good leader. The article starts out with Altman describing a good leader as someone who is constantly looking into the future. If you had to pick someone to run a business, would you rather have someone who doesn’t try to change anything or someone who is constantly looking into way to improve their craft. Altman calls this “Strategic Thinking”. She then goes on to explain that while strategic thinking it is important to look towards the outcome instead of what would immediately follow after an action. There are multiple examples of businesses who get left in the dust by their competitors because they fail to try to get better. Things can change in the span of a few days making the ability to think on your toes and roll with the punches basically an necessity. The second skill that she brings up is the ability to handle pressure. When thinking about this I immediately think about basketball. The greatest players seem to thrive in the big moments as many tend to crumble and seemingly forget how to play. In times of controversy, people usually look for help. If you are able to stay cool and composed and continue to work at your normal level or even excel, in my opinion, that makes you a good leader. At the end of the article Altman seems to put emphasis on the importance of communication. Communication issues are frequent in everyday life. The ability to take these for what they are, simple mistakes, can resolve any possible altercations that may happen. This is extremely relevant to the workspace since you would most likely need whoever you’re talking to. If you and your coworker are bickering, nothing will get done. Despite her high rank, Altman’s advice can be performed by anybody. You don’t need influence or experience really to change the way that you look at a situation. This is why the emphasis on being a leader is so prominent at schools. Anybody can be one and being a good one can really set you apart from other people.

  15. When examining the qualities of an indispensable leader, it is clear that it requires a certain type of person to successfully fit this role. Forbes describes the people as leaders who rise through the ranks, are great at managing their teams while also keeping the company’s vision in mind, and are the type of people identified for advancement into senior leadership. Kaufman Rossin Marketing Principal, Janet Altman, cites ability to handle a strategic scope as the number one factor she looks for in promising leaders. She claims the most important aspect she looks for is the ability to look at the big picture and not be overwhelmed by or intimidated by the steps necessary to reaching that particular end goal. However, big-picture thinking is only half of the requirement, as Altman is also looking for someone who can turn a wide view into a narrow set of concrete deliverables. Essentially, what Altman is looking for is someone who can see the entire picture, and break it down into something more manageable, based on their understanding of the organization’s needs. There are also a number of other qualities Altman identified that pertain to indispensable leaders.
    The ability to use strategic thinking over task execution is another quality of an indispensable leader. Altman’s perspective on strategic thinking is important to consider the direction of where you are trying to go, as well as what goals you are trying to accomplish. In a more task-focused mindset, Altman turns to leaders who are skilled in identifying which tasks should be completed, considering time and effort constraints, as well as prioritizing large scale projects that go “beyond the to-do list.” In addition to being a skilled strategic thinker, the indispensable leader should work to make improvements, even if it isn’t necessarily easier. By this, Altman means they are looking for a person that will help them do better, not a person who would just make it easier.
    An indispensable leader should also provide context for the long term. In order to make a leadership connection that stands the test of time, you must allow your direct reports to see the long-range with you. You should also give them context for their roles in the next year and year after that, as opposed to just today, tomorrow, and next week. Altman shared how one of her former bosses communicated this idea, initially by painting a big picture of what the business was. She explained specific aspects of the business, such as the market and product, as well as why the company was doing what it was doing. Altman was given all of this information, within her first week of work, so that she has a long term vision of her role in the company.
    The final final attribute Forbes mentions in their qualities of indispensable managers is sharing some skin in the game. The success of the best leaders is measured not just by the work they accomplish, but also by their ability to support others. Altman states there is a mutual responsibility for leaders to stop and listen, and for workers to think about how to solve the problem. Putting emphasis on the shared responsibility to the work and the working relationship will go a long way for any leader trying to guide, coach, or develop their team. Overall, it is clear that big picture thinking, using strategic thinking over task execution, making things better instead of easier, providing context for the long term, and sharing some skin in the game are all important qualities of an indispensable leader.

  16. This was an interesting article because leadership skills are important and needed if you want to succeed in life. During my time in high school, I had multiple opportunities to showcase my leadership skills, mainly when it came to sports. I was voted the captain of both my high school soccer team and basketball team by my fellow teammates. I would like to think that would make me a great leader, but I want to compare what I did as the leader of my team compared to what experts say are the qualities of an indispensable leader. The first quality that was introduced was the ability to look at the “big picture,” but complete the goals that are given to you. Essentially, it is important to look at the problem from every angle and complete the goal given the best way possible. This was an important skill to have when you are a leader in basketball, especially as the point guard. As the point guard, it is your job to look over the defense and determine which play that you should run. You have to look at how the defenders are positioned and figure out the play that will exploit those flaws the best. You can’t have a narrow mind as a point guard or the defense is going to destroy you, you need to look at the “bigger picture” to figure out the best point of attack. This also comes with the important leadership skill of prioritizing. When you are surveying the defense, you have to prioritize the weaknesses in the defense, you can’t get side-tracked as a leader and shoot three-pointers when you have a miss-match in the post. The next quality that a leader needs to have is the ability to make things better, but not easier. This isn’t important in a basketball game, but in practice, this is a big deal. As a leader, you need to push your players to be the best they can be, and making conditioning something other than running up and down the court can lead to more team building and overall make the team better. The last leadership that I think is important, especially in a sense of basketball, is that the leader should share some skin in the game. This is what I think is the most important trait of a great leader. No one wants a leader that doesn’t do anything, in fact as a leader it is your job to go above and beyond and showcase how hard you want the rest of the team to work. My bug thing during basketball was that I would put my body on the line and dive for loose balls. This would always get my team amped up and would make them work just as hard as I was. Overall, I completely agree that these are the traits of an indispensable leader, at the end of the day as long as you put in the effort to be a good leader, your effort will rub off on the rest of the team.

  17. From reading this article, written by Bruce Tulgan, my most substantial takeaway is that an “indispensable leader” requires patience above all else. Tulgan mentioned that when speaking to Janet Altman – Marketing Principal at Kaufman Rossin – that the ability to look at the big picture and set goals for the far future is what sets apart a great leader from their competition. Since the term “leader” is so general and can be applied to a business setting, sports teams, musical ensembles, etc., it’s very interesting to read about the qualities that Rossin explains and imagine them in different settings. A relevant example could be a team captain, specifically one that understands that each individual game is important to do well in and is thinking about the end of the season. Tulgan mentioned, “Altman looks for people who can turn a wide view into a narrow set of concrete deliverables.” In the example that I provided, each game would be a deliverable – a stepping stone on the long path to a potential championship game. A manager of a company, captain of a soccer team, or the leader of a competitive band will never see success without patience.
    Another thing that I think this article did a great job of highlighting was the emphasis put on selflessness. A leader should never be motivated by only their own self-interests, but the collective wellbeing of the team being led. A team will not fulfill their leader’s expectations to the best of their ability with the absence of mutual respect between the two. A leader’s ability to support those around them should be of top priority because it will create the highest productivity and team morale, which is ultimately the objective of any team. One way that I thought about is the fact that a leader is literally nothing without their team, as a leader doesn’t exist without something to lead. Therefore, a leader should never think of themselves as superior to any other members, as all members are valuable in their own right. Taking a step back and looking far ahead will allow oneself to see all the steps that must be taken to reach eventual success also requires confidence… confidence in each member’s ability to perform their part and confidence in their ability to lead those people. In conclusion, leadership is a team effort at the end of the day and requires cooperation and understanding.

  18. Leaders are people who share their vision with others and motivate them to pursue a specific goal. A leader can infect others with his enthusiasm and inspire them with his own actions. He wants to make a difference and achieve real change. It is therefore not uncommon for leaders to be charismatic personalities who are a pleasure to follow. They inspire others to independently pursue their goals and ideas. In this way, leaders have a positive influence on the behavior of their employees and lead them into the future with foresight.
    A leader is characterized by a combination of a wide range of competencies. He achieves the greatest effect by demonstrating his values and vision and thus showing others what he expects of them. He manages to motivate others without any problems and to constantly optimize work processes.
    One of the most important qualities of a leader, in my opinion, is a strong personality. Personality is the potential that a person brings with him or her from the outset. These characteristics can then be further expanded and developed in the company. Personality is shaped to a large extent by individual childhood experiences. So those who already have a certain inclination to be a leader have a clear advantage. Born leaders are inquisitive and eager to experiment. They critically question existing norms, enjoy learning new things, and always strive for change. At the same time, they act in an organized manner and show responsibility in their actions. Leaders are sociable and confident people who have no problem approaching others. Their mission is to help and inspire others.
    Experience also plays a very important role, of course. Experience plays a decisive role in determining our thoughts and actions. Every single employee in a company is characterized by his or her experiences and acts accordingly. For example, someone who has had to face challenges and overcome crises at an early age is particularly suited to being a leader. If the person has also learned to build up healthy self-confidence, he or she can definitely benefit from these experiences.

  19. Theres a different role between a leader and a boss, a leader is one who uses strategic measures to establish a goal and plan in a manner which is efficient and successful. A boss is one who has been given authority to execute a specific narrative in which they are told to do by a higher authority.

    In this article, we see the Mr. Bruce Talgan explaining what he sees in a leader. He explains how a leader plans with a strategic scope in which they are bound to plan in an efficient way, instead of just getting the job done, as soon as possible. He continues to explain how leadership is not one who just finishes the job on time and as quickly as possible, but one who plans for the long term. And most importantly he mentions how a leader is one who builds his own character as well as those who are around him.

    What is interesting to realize that in our current school curriculum, it is evident that the concept of a leader is not really emphasized enough. Instead the narrative of a boss is portrayed instead. And that seems to be the reason why we have more bosses than we have leaders. When we really need it the other way around, especially in this day and age.

  20. Being a leader isn’t an attribute that just anyone can attain, it takes an immense amount of hard work that one must be completely dedicated to understanding and working through. Being a leader in today’s day in age is especially hard considering the technological advancements that have been made in the past decade. With businesses and corporations now operating in a hybrid style (both virtual and in person) leadership positions are now much more competitive as one must work much harder than previous generations to understand all components of new technology and be acclimated with such whilst still working traditionally in the office. The article I analyzed today is entitled “The Qualities of An Indispensable Leader” which talks about what it takes to a leader in the competitive world we live in today.
    According to Marketing Principle at Kaufman Rossin ““The most important thing for me, when I think of my go-to people, is the ability to look at the big picture,” Altman says. “And not be overwhelmed or intimidated by the steps that it will take to get to that goal.” (Rossion, Tulgan). It is true that to be a leader you must be able to see the bigger picture, without having the scope to see every angle of the situation you will never succeed farther than your competitors. Furthermore, a next point states ““I reached out to the person who would help us do better, not to the person who would make it easy,” (Altman, Tulgan). Being an exceptional leader means understanding that no task is easy and must be thought out, they understand that time and effort must be put into each and every task as well as with confidence. A leader with a set goal and plan always succeeds even if they may fail at doing the task, being a decisive leader is always key.
    Being an exceptional leader doesn’t just mean having personal capabilities but also utilizing the capabilities of there associates. In a third point “The best leaders build up those around them. Their success is measured not just by the work they accomplish, but also by their ability to support others. That is a lesson Altman has taken into her own leadership roles.” (Altman, Tulgan). A leader leads people and does not dictate them, an exceptional leader must be able to work with the people they are leading in order to complete their task and work more efficiently as a team. It is most important that a leader has these attributes however there are many other qualities that one must attain if they want to be exceptional leader, this article just hits the key points.

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