Find out if you’re a true leader by seeing if you possess these qualities:
Leaders start projects by asking “What has to be done?” instead of “What do I need?”
Leaders next ask “What do I have to do to make a real contribution?” The answer best suits the leader’s strengths and the needs of the project.
Leaders continually ask “What are my organization’s purposes and objectives?” and “What qualifies as acceptable performance and adds to the bottom line?”
Leaders don’t want clones of themselves as employees. They never ask “Do I like or dislike this employee?” But they won’t tolerate poor performance.
Leaders aren’t threatened by others who have strengths they lack.
Source: Peter Drucker, cited in Forbes ASAP, 60 5th Ave., New York, NY 10011