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Qualities of The Ideal Leader

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT,

During the past 10 years, the national nominating committee of the American Society of Interior Designers, Washington, D.C., has selected board members based on a broad range of leadership skills. The list below represents what the committee calls its leadership filters by which it screens potential board members.

  • Sees the big picture
  • Is a nonbiased person who acts with an open mind
  • Has a nimble, flexible mind
  • Is an approachable person
  • Demonstrates inclusivity and respect for peers
  • Shows empathy
  • Is a change agent
  • Displays an identifiable presence
  • Can think on his or her feet
  • Maintains intellectual composure
  • Is an effective communicator
  • Can be a savvy marketer
  • Maintains a positive, upbeat attitude
  • Is a team player
  • Respects staff
  • Displays passion for ASID
  • Has the ability to delegate
  • Maintains personal integrity