What are the 6 qualities that surround good leadership? Part 5 of 6

Over 6 weeks, we will be looking at the qualities that surround 'Good Leaders' - we are up to week 5.

Just a reminder that promotion to leadership can happen for various reasons. Seniority, competence, popularity or even just simply being available!

Some people may just simply assume leadership because when they look around no one else is leading. Some are elected into a role of leadership because they weren’t there to object - I literally had this happen to me in one role of leadership!

But what are the 6 qualities that will make you a 'Good Leader' and not just a leader?

I have had many roles in leadership over my life. Some were comfortable and some very challenging; but every role taught me a little more about what it is that contributes to being a good leader.

So, over this 6 week's series, I want to share with you 6 character traits to look for when choosing a leader in your business or organisation.


Consistency in your candidate for leadership and will be noticed by all who follow you. 

There will be good and bad days ahead, highs and lows, but your leader’s consistency in their approach to their life, and their role, should not be controlled by circumstances and transient events.

They need to be consistent in the midst of inconsistency. Stable in the midst of instability. A reliable and safe refuge in a storm. 

They must transcend the immediate and be focused on, and progressively move towards the objective, regardless of the current or even pending circumstances. 

Good Leaders must be solution-focused more than emotionally reactive. 

When in a leadership role, consistency aids security to all subordinates, and confidence in their leader makes all their followers believe they have chosen the right person to follow. 


Consistency has power.

Consistency breeds trust.

Consistency provides certainty.


  • Do you rate yourself as a leader
  • Would you like to move into a role of leadership
  • How is your level of Consistency towards others and yourself? 
  • How many of the qualities listed about Consistency are evident in your life?
  • How can you learn to become more Consistent in your style to be thought of as a leader?

In my book the '5 Keys to Successful Business Planning' we walk people through how to attract, train, monitor, develop, and grow successful leaders in their business or organisation.

The E-book is now available on our website here.

Have a great week and remember to 'Planalife you want to live in through a Business on Purpose.'

See you next week for Part 6 - Character, the final quality in our 6-week series.

Cheers, Ian.

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