A leader will not be effective if a community can’t genuinely see and feel that its leader sincerely cares. Community Leadership is key. I believe in John Maxwell’s quote “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders:
10 Qualities of Great Community Leaders
2- Eagerness to Learn and Adapt
4- Honesty & Integrity
7- Interpersonal Skills
A true community leader can come in many shapes and sizes, but there are particular characteristics that are innate in almost all great leaders. Wake Forest University’s Department of Counseling has illustrated many of these key character traits in this infographic.