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Seven Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Saturday, October 4, 2003

In an effort to re-energize leadership, the High-Performing Federal Agencies - a group of learning staff from seven federal agencies and facilitated by the Graduate School, USDA - has developed seven leadership characteristics, which highlight the tension and balance needed to succeed as a leader.

  1. Creates vision.
  2. Energizes co-workers.
  3. Builds partnerships.
  4. Maintains values.
  5. Listens and inspires.
  6. open, yet decisive.
  7. Meets demands and creates opportunities.

Create a vision

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