Effective leaders are always on the lookout for good people. What will determine whether the people you want are the people you get? It’s determined by who you are . If you have recruited and hired a staff, you will probably find that you and the people who follow you share common ground in several key areas.
• Generation: Most organizations reflect the characteristics of their key leaders, and that includes their age.
• Attitude: People with good attitudes tend to make people around them feel more positive. Terrible attitudes bring others down.
• Background: People attract—and are attracted to—others of similar background. This natural magnetism is so strong that organizations that value diversity have to fight against it.
• Values: Whether shared values are positive or negative, the character you possess is what you will likely find in the people who follow you.
• Energy: It’s a good thing that people with similar levels of energy are attracted to one another, because when you pair a high-energy person with a low-energy person and ask them to work closely together, they can drive one another crazy.
• Giftedness: People are attracted to talent and excellence and are most likely to respect and follow one who possesses their kind of talent.
• Leadership Ability: Who you are is what you attract. The leaders you attract will be similar in style and ability to you.
Courtesy of John Maxwell and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership