I just started a new job. My position is on the Director level and with that comes supervision and leadership responsibilities. I have about 11 direct reports at this point, but we are expanding in the next year and that number could easily grow to 25+ staff with possible supervisors hired under me to add a level of middle management. This is not my first role with supervisory responsibilities as I've been in leadership previously in employment, volunteer, ministry, and various social/recreational positions. However, this new opportunity has given me the chance to do some self-reflection regarding my leadership skills. With that being said, I thought it would be a great conversation to have here at MR. I know we have a lot of diverse folks with varying occupations, skill sets, motivations, etc. etc. So, in your experience... - What makes a great leader? - What makes a poor leader? - What qualities or characteristics have you appreciated most in past leaders with which you have worked? - What qualities or characteristics have been negatives in past leaders with which you have worked? - If you are in a leadership role, what practices, skills, or attitudes do you really strive to consistently apply? - If you are in a leadership role, what practices, skills, or attitudes do you avoid? I look forward to your input and thoughts... Thanks.