Inspiration creates the highest levels of engagement in any organization, it is what separates the best leaders from everyone else, and it is what employees want most in their leaders. To become a great inspirational leader, you must own your leadership by empowering and pushing yourself to follow that dream and feeling in your heart.
The power of a company with leaders who inspire at every level up and down the organization is hard to overstate. It’s interesting; Harvard Business School gathered data from assessments of more than 50,000 leaders, and the ability to inspire stood out as one of the most critical competencies.
Inspirational leaders consistently pull off innovative or heroic feats in business because so many of the people who work there are motivated and inspired to make them happen. Here are seven powerful characteristics that create truly inspirational leaders, as outlined by Heidi Lynne Kurter, Forbes Senior Contributor.