What Makes A Good Leader

What Makes a Good Leader ?

What Makes a Good Leader ?

A good leader takes the lead. A good leader has personality, courage, clear vision with ambition to succeed. A good leader encourages the team to perform to their optimum all the time and drives organisational success.

The MAS Code for Ethical Leadership

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Go to our Video Library to see Professor Mowbray's videos about What Makes a Good Leader? and Adaptive Leadership versus Transformational Leadership.

What are the attributes and traits of a good leader?

  • A good leader has the ability of the ethical person to shine through to leadership
  • A good leader has the ability to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the tasks expected from them, both in terms of the job that is required to be completed, but with respect to their contribution to the wider organisation
  • A good leader adopts a leadership style that lends itself to ethical considerations, for example transformational and adaptive styles – both of which engage followers in the decision making processes
  • A good leader has the motivation to prevent harm to anyone
  • A good leader ensures a safe place of work for staff
  • A good leader has respect for the law and regulations
  • A good leader maintains and develops skills, knowledge and experience in themselves and others
  • A good leader is objective, fair and reasonable
  • A good leader takes responsibility for their own actions as well as the action of others
  • A good leader acts with conviction
  • A good leader provides  clear direction
  • A good leader communicates effectively
  • A good leader discharges of a Duty of Care to customers, clients and staff

Leadership Development Programme

Our Leadership Development Programme focuses on the approaches to leadership that build strong relationships between leaders and followers, based on wellbeing and performance.

Related Programmes

Leadership Coaching
Adaptive Leadership
Cognitive Coaching
Leaders Retreat
Manager Development Programme


Related MAS publications

See Dr Mowbray's:
Guide to Adaptive Leadership ,
The Guide to Wellbeing and Performance
The Guide to the Managers Role in Resilience

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