This list comes from www.buildingchurchleaders.com
2) Joyous and Fun
3) Hard Working
5) Self-Starter / Take Initiative
6) Love People
7) Tenacious / Never Give Up
Their article defines these traits and tells you how to grow in this area.
In general, I think I possess most of these traits, but at the same time, I’m frequently an ineffective leader. I possess all of these traits sometimes, but I don’t possess all of these traits all of the time and in all areas of life.
So if this list is accurate (it matches my experience but it’s by no means infallible), then you can normally trace failures in leadership to some failure to live out one or more of these traits.
In that case, you can use this list as a test to see where you’re failing as a leader in certain areas and determine how to improve.
How Can I Be More Effective as a Leader
1) Who am I not being loyal to? Who do I need to rebuild trust with?
2) Where am I grumbling and complaining? In what area has the joy disappeared?
3) In what areas am I not working hard? Where am I being lazy? Am I working hard at too many things therefore I’m not working hard at any one thing? What responsibilities do I need to give away?
4) What are my blind spots? Where am I not giving myself enough credit? Who can I talk to that will give me a good perspective of myself?
5) Where am I not taking initiative? Where am I waiting for others to act before I’m going to act?
6) Who do I need to learn to love? Who am I merely tolerating?
7) Where have I given up?
These tests really aren’t limited to ministry or business. If you applied these questions to your family and home life it would radically revolutionize your family dynamics.