What are some personal traits that would be useful to a business leader today?

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Some of the traits that make for a good business leader today are the same as those needed in the past.  For example, a business leader needs to be decisive.  Leaders must be able to make decisions when necessary, whether or not they take others' advice into account before doing so.  They must also have a personality that is ordered and meticulous so they do not make careless mistakes.  These are traits that have always been important.

Some traits are more important now than they once were.  Perhaps the most important of these is flexibility.  Today's business world changes quickly and leaders must be able to adapt.  They must also be able to deal with many different kinds of people in today's more diverse and globalized business environment.

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