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Effective Characteristics of Leaders

In your opinion, what are effective characteristics of leaders? Why do you believe these characteristics are important? Cite the text and at least one other source to support your opinion.

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In my opinion, the characteristics of an effective leader are:

1. Someone who can take charge of a situation.

This trait is important because if the leader cannot handle their duties, cannot direct employees in what direction to take, then the business will fail.

2. Someone who can handle conflict.

This trait is important as conflict occurs in many situations. A leader that can determine when a conflict arises, and finds a resolution to the conflict will not only make the employees happier, but also make the work environment a more effective one.

3. Someone who is compassionate and caring about their employees and their personal lives.

This is an important trait for a leader as ...

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