Characteristics of a Successful NP ED

Many people are drawn to non-profit work because they have a passion for the mission. But do they have the characteristics and qualities that make a successful Executive Director?


Below is a list of attributes of highly successful organizational leaders, as determined by stakeholders of various organizations. This list is by no means exhaustive, but without these core qualities, the individual has little chance of helping the organization achieve its mission.


Trustworthy

Confident

Healthy

Subject-matter expert

Humble

Intelligent

Relationship builder

Transparent

Inspiring

Non-judgmental

Optimistic

Team player

Passionate

Collaborator

Life-learner

Persistent


Do you agree with this list? What else would you add?



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