Leadership is all about people, and I am 100 percent sure, your life was impacted by someone you admired dearly, during your personal or professional life. God knows I have. Inspirational leaders, for example, are a rare breed, and they often distinguish themselves from other leaders by their unique characteristics. In the book The Leadership Challenge, the authors suggested that when inspirational leadership exists, people “raise each other to higher levels of motivation and morality.” These leaders instill “a sense of adventure in others, look for ways to alter the status quo radically, and ... scan the environment for new and fresh ideas.”
These leaders always search for opportunities to do what has never been done; as a result, their leadership is exemplified in these 7 characteristics.
1. Inspire a shared vision
An inspirational leader must not only create a new vision for their company, but they must also adequately communicate this vision to others. In The Leadership Challenge, the authors emphasize that “by using persuasive language, positive communication style, and nonverbal expressiveness, leaders breathe life into a vision that is shared by everyone in the organization.”