12 key traits of leadership from John Maxwell:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:38PM
Dave Kraft

One of my most favorite and most quoteable Leadership gurus is John Maxwell. Here are "Twelve Key Traits of Leadership from John!

I'm not sure what translations are being used for the verses.

 1. INFLUENCE

—The ability to persuade people to work together for a  greater goal.

“Whoever works to do good will find love and loyalty. It is a mistake to work

at doing evil.” (Proverbs 14:22)

2. INTEGRITY

—Being truthful by living in a way where your actions and  words match.

“People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be

exposed.” (Proverbs 10:9)

3. ATTITUDE

—A feeling expressed by behavior.

“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.”

(Proverbs 3:13)

4. VISION

—An aspiration, a goal, or an idea that guides your life.

“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to

poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5)

5. SELF-DISCIPLINE

—The ability to control your feelings and actions.

“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.”

(Proverbs 25:28)

6. TIMING

—Knowing the best time to take action.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own

understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to

take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

7. RELATIONSHIPS

—Adding value to people and putting them first.

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 22:6)

8. INITIATIVE

— Taking positive action.

“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes

blindly on and su‑ers the consequences.” (Proverbs 27:12)

9. COMMUNICATION

—Connecting with people in a way that clearly brings

them to understanding.

“From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.”

(Proverbs 16:23)

10. RESPONSIBILITY

—The ability to make and keep commitments.

“Don’t excuse yourself by saying, ‘Look, we didn’t know.’ For God understands all

hearts, and he sees you.” (Proverbs 24:12a)

11. PRIORITIES

—Determining how to best spend your time.

“How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!”

(Proverbs 16:16)

12. GROWTH

—A process that continues daily, requiring focus, intentionality,

and a sense of purpose.

“Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is

wise.” (Proverbs 15:5)

 

 

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