This solution briefly offers some suggestions with explaining what someone might believe to be the single most important characteristic for a leader in the 21st century.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 3:13 am ad1c9bdddf
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When briefly evaluating what might be the single most important characteristic for a leader to possess in the 21st century, the first article strongly attributes it to relationship building (4) and people skills. Thus, collaboration is extremely essential for a leader in order to be effective, earn trust, uplift morale, motivate others, inspire, and facilitate change and make a profound difference.
One article strongly concurs:
Monzani, L., Ripoll, P., & Peiró, J. M. (2014). Followers' agreeableness and extraversion and their loyalty towards authentic leadership. Psicothema, 26(1), 69-75.
In sum, the authors adamantly insist that in order to win loyalty from others, leaders must successfully "...build social exchange relationships with them, through a wide range of behaviours, such as honouring agreements or using open and transparent ...
500 words of notes and references briefly justify the single most important characteristic for a leader in the 21st century in terms of people skills and relationship building attributes.