The 7 indicators that demonstrate good leadership

  • Leadership is never a one size fits all approach.
  • Successful leaders hold true to their values, while adapting and adjusting their style to suit the context in which they are operating.
  • Adapting and adjusting requires leaders to regularly assess their leadership effectiveness against seven key indicators to highlight what needs to shift in them.


Organisational psychologist Tasha Eurich found that 95 per cent of people believe they are self-aware, even though only about 10 to 15 per cent are. There are two elements to self-awareness: internal and external. 

Internal self-awareness centres on how clearly you can notice and identify your values, passions, aspirations, fit with your environment, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and the impact you have on others.  High levels of internal self-awareness are positively correlated with job and relationship satisfaction, personal and social control, and happiness; while it’s negatively associated with anxiety, stress and depression.

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