Yes, I am a child of the 80’s, and I watched a lot of television back then. I had no idea that the characters I grew up watching would offer insight into well, anything. In an effort to justify the endless hours I spent in front of the television, I’ve come up with 10 examples of leadership traits found in some iconic characters from a time when skinny ties were in and every kid had a Rubik’s Cube.
- Be the voice of reason
- Display a caring nature
- Show common sense when making decisions
- Tell a story to make your point
- Be confident
- Collaboration is essential
- Think outside the box
- Be personable and quick witted
- Set goals
- Lead ethically
Did I miss any of your favorites? What decade did you grow up in and what did you learn from those characters?