What Do Healthy Leaders Do?

When it comes to defining the essence of a “healthy leader”, one could list thousands of qualities. Indeed, this subject is as deep as it is wide. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to find a group of characteristics to strive for in the process of becoming a healthy leader.

Dr. Joseph Hill, founder of Live Lead Serve, has gathered 10 characteristics he believes every healthy leader possesses and I wanted to share them with you:

10 Characteristics of Healthy Leaders

  1. Healthy Leaders Are Spiritually And Emotionally Whole
  2. Healthy Leaders Are Dedicated To The Health of Others
  3. Healthy Leaders Represent The Character and Mission of Their Organization, But Are Also Capable Of Objectivity
  4. Healthy Leaders Understand The Organization As A Social System
  5. Healthy Leaders Provide A Calming Presence And Emotionally Well-Differentiated Leadership
  6. Healthy Leaders Plan
  7. Healthy Leaders Embrace The Wisdom of Deliberation
  8. Healthy Leaders Are Never Too Old To Learn
  9. Healthy Leaders Know What To Pay Attention To
  10. Healthy Leaders Enlist Followers In Change

**Visit Live Lead Serve to read more about each characteristic.

Leading well is a remarkable challenge for every single person. Knowing what it looks like to lead well is a step in the right direction of growth and progress.

Now it’s time for you to take action.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. What is the next area of growth for you as leader?
  2. What needs to be removed from your life to help you grow?
  3. What needs to be added?
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