Characterists of a Great Leader

Aug 20, 2013


Proven Performance: Leadership requires knowledge, talent, skill, vitality and the ability to make a difference. In the Chamber environment, that translates into a solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.

Commitment: Serving as a Chamber leader is an honor and a reward, but it requires a demonstrated commitment to the organization and its mission and goals.

Time to Serve: Participating fully in Chamber activities requires extra time to prepare for meetings.

Understanding of Team Work: Many people contribute their efforts toward the realization of the Chamber’s goals and objectives – no one does it alone. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effective teamwork.

Sound Judgment and Integrity: In many instances popularity brings potential leaders into the limelight of a Chamber. But popularity must be tempered with good judgment and integrity. At times decisions need to be made that are not popular with the members.

Communication and “Teaching Skills”: By virtue of their position, current leaders serve as mentors and teachers to future leaders. Enthusiasm – a zest for serving the Chamber is an important ingredient that leaders must be able to pass along to their successors.

Ability to Subordinate Special Interests: Leaders often emerge because of their special expertise or effective representation of a specific constituency. Leadership, however, may require subordinating those interests for the greater good of the Chamber.

Be Strategic Thinkers: Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between the systems within their world, and integrate all these elements into a coherent whole.

If you have these qualities, then we need you to become a part of our Board of Director's.  To submit your request for nomiation, email us at

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