What traits come to mind when you think about super heroes?
Bravery? It takes a lot of courage to take action and to make decisions sometimes.
Heroes are often seen as compassionate too, aren’t they? They help others, they listen, they bring forward the views of the unrepresented.
Collaboration, I believe, is also a key trait in a hero. No one can do it alone. It takes a network, a team, a Fantastic Four, a Dynamic Duo. It requires bringing people together to work toward a common vision.
Bravery, compassion, and collaboration. They’re traits of heroes. But they’re also traits of great leaders.
As a leader, you may not have seen yourself as a super hero before, but you are!
© 2016 Jessica Walter, MS, APR
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About the Author
Jessica Walter is a Communications Strategist with a passion for inspiring companies to live into their full potential. She’s found that the essential equation for long-term success includes Marketing, Culture, and Leader Development.
Jessica has been a marketing executive for a regional bank, a communications director for a health system, a public affairs officer for a Dept. of Defense command, and the assignment editor for a TV newsroom.
She holds a master’s degree in Leadership & Business Ethics from Duquesne University, a bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Towson University, and the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board. She is also a Certified Lean Systems Leader.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.