Recently there was research done with regard to the common traits of successful leaders. The top two characteristics are being conscientious and being extroverted. Being conscientious is taking care of business, having a plan with goals and being focused on them. Extroversion indicates one who is outgoing and sociable. Sociability is the art of motivating and inspiring others. Dominance is also a factor that people react to because they believe it denotes competence.
On the other hand there are exceptions in that for example an introvert can also be an effective leader primarily because they listen to others. Other studies show that being able to really listen to another person can even make them fall in love with you! It’s a different context of course but still relevant to this conversation, as a good leader would be attractive to others. In business, trust and resp