Leadership is usually defined in terms of a person’s status in an organization. If a person has a title, he or she must have the leadership skills. Right? Wrong.

Defining leadership as the ability to build and maintain high-performing teams allows companies to identify good leadership, avoid destructive leaders, focus development, boost engagement, and improve performance. When good leadership exists, organizations and individuals prosper. Bad leadership is almost always accompanied by corporate corruption, bankruptcy, and business disasters.

Leadership: You’re Doing It Wrong, a complimentary e-book, outlines the four essential characteristics that separate good leaders from bad:

  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Competence
  • Vision