I have been thinking for a while about convention and trade show leaders. The people that lead us up the hill in this time of economic troubles. The ones that make us feel good about where we are in the industry. Those that are our though leaders and those that have companies that they are keeping on the path to success.
I have been thinking about what makes a good leader and what do the conferences, conventions or trade shows that are successful have in common? I think the answer is simple and obvious, they have good leadership. Last night on Twitter this conversation came about about companies that work well and what they have in common. It also talked about the traits of the leaders of those companies that were successful. Some of the traits of the leaders were:
Those may sound like things we all have but in some leaders that exude these traits. The funny thing is that if you ask each of us about what we think of when we think of a good leader and what traits we find important, each of us would have a different answer. It does seem that we all wont to follow those that inspire us to be followers. Some leaders have a confidence that we want to follow. It makes me think of what are the traits I want to see in a leader. I have talked about events that fail and have been talking about events that are struggling but those that are winning the struggle and the battles are those with good leadership. What are the things you look for in your event leadership?
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