A dispassionate leader isn’t inspiring anyone.

When we think about effective leaders, many of us picture someone who is calm, cool, and collected under stressful conditions. We envision someone who is reliably even-keeled in the best of times and the worst of times, who can assuage anxiety with a placid demeanor during change and transition and is unruffled when others are in a frenzy.

But we may be thinking about it all wrong. The Center for Creative Leadership‘s research found that great leaders consistently possess these 10 core leadership traits.

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