The 10 characteristics of a purpose driven leader

These ten core skills are aligned to those displayed by the purpose-driven leader and required of leaders in today’s VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). However, we have found that there is often a lack of alignment between required skill development areas and development content. This is largely due to informal and unscientific approaches, such as personal beliefs and perceptions, being used to identify critical leadership development needs. That is why we always recommend a scientifically based, practical approach to any executive development.

But what makes a purpose driven leader? Research has identified these 10 key personal characteristics:

1. Self-awareness

2. Relational building skills

3. Drive and determination

4. Resilience and grit

5. Confidence

6. Positivity

7. Organisational capability

8. Flexibility

9. Innovation

10. Vision with a goal orientation 

Purpose-driven leadership is defined as creating a clarity of purpose to gain and sustain employee engagement, motivation and discretionary effort; through aligning beliefs and values to the organisational vision, mission, and objectives. Read our latest whitepaper, purposeful performance - make it happen.

For further information on the power that purpose can play in leadership, tune into our latest Accelerating Performance podcast.

THE POWER OF PURPOSE

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