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What is the Definition of Leadership? Ummm.....

Even experts in leadership like Steven Covey, Peter Drucker, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and the American Public Health Association all have different definitions of leadership. In fact, an internet search of "six traits of leadership" produces over 29,000 results. Leadership is defined by the leaders who demonstrate it, and the traits and qualities they possess and that produce results. To me, leadership traits may be as unique to an individual leader as their own DNA. Nevertheless, I am going to throw my hat in the ring and give what I believe are the "six traits of leadership," plus one for a bonus. Photo Courtesy of 1. Accountability. Leaders have to be accountable for their decisions and their actions. An area manager cannot say this did not get done because person A did not do it. The buck stops with the manager. Likewise, the buck stops with the manager's director, the buck stops with the director's vice p