Emerging Sage Leaders: Reflecting On the Characteristics of Other Successful Leaders

Gary Quehl November 15, 2015 0
Emerging Sage Leaders: Reflecting On the Characteristics of Other Successful Leaders

 

Gary Quehl and William Bergquist

What I mean by humility is that some leaders recognize the strengths of diverse styles and cultures and ways of being in the world and are able to build alliances among those differences. Emerging Sage Leader

In this essay, emerging sage leaders reflect on the qualities they most admire in other leaders. They also identify what they least admire in other leaders and what the implications are for leadership when the admired qualities are missing.

The attributes that emerging sage leaders most and least admire in leaders reflect their own hopes for becoming effective community leaders. There are also most and least admired qualities that emerging Sages say they identify in great leaders who they view from afar, but probably will never emulate themselves.

Most Admired

Integrity, vision, effective communications, humility, and empowering others head the list. As with most of their own leadership attributes, the qualities that emerging sages most admire in other leaders reflect both Servant Leadership and Jim Collins’ Level 3, 4, and 5 Leadership styles that are discussed in Chapter One.

Integrity. This is often described as “the quality or state of being whole, complete, and unbroken.” In leadership terms, integrity has to do with such traits as honesty, fairness,
consistency, willingness to admit mistakes, sense of humor, and leading by example:

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