5 Traits of Magnetic Leaders

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Whenever I encounter leaders that embody servant leadership, lead by example and are truly authentic, they are Magnetic – people follow them naturally because of who they are and what they model.

1. They ask caring questions

They ask questions that go far beyond superficial interest. They draw me out with pointed questions that show they genuinely care about me and it never sounds scripted.

2. They listen to me

They allow me to fully vent or explain without making me feel on I’m on “the clock” with them. They demonstrate their authenticity by giving me their time (Their most valuable asset), without complaint.

3. They give… knowing it can’t be returned

They are genuine and sincere givers. They share ideas that cost them years, dollars and blood. But, they pay it forward with joy believing I’m a good place to reinvest costly wisdom and insight.

4. They push others forward

They don’t say “This is what I do.” They generally give the credit to the person who taught them, they don’t communicate in a way that points to their on success. However, they take all the responsibility of the failures that produced the high earned wisdom.

5. They NEVER speak poorly of others

They have tremendous loyalty to the Kingdom and to the wounded and wrong warriors among us. I know my failings will always be addressed but never spoken of in a manner that someone would ever question my character.



2 thoughts on “5 Traits of Magnetic Leaders

    drrobbell2013 said:
    April 16, 2014 at 11:41 am


    Good post and reminder.

    I did have a question to ask about the “this is what I do.” Statement, made me pause.

    Does it mean to state and restate the company and the people we work for? Thanks!

    Dr. Rob Bell P: 865-591-7730 http://Www.drrobbell.com Twitter: @drrobbell

    Sent from my iPhone Sorry for any errors.


      Chad Pfeifer responded:
      April 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks for the questions Rob. No, it refers to when someone takes the credit (i.e. “this is what I do”) vs. stating how you observed or learned from others and stating “others do it this way” (giving credit to others and exhibiting humility). Hopefully my explanation makes sense. Thank you.

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