Another list for you list-lovers out there. Here’s a great one from David Ogilvy, highly revered in the advertising world, of qualities he looks for in creative leaders :
High standards of personal ethics.
Big people, without pettiness.
Guts under pressure, resilience in defeat.
Brilliant brains – not safe plodders.
A capacity for hard work and midnight oil.
Charisma – charm and persuasiveness.
A streak of unorthodoxy – creative innovators.
The courage to make tough decisions.
Inspiring enthusiasts – with trust and gusto.
A sense of humor.
I was thinking this list might be good information in a dating site profile. You know the question about “what are you looking for in a mate”? Do you think anyone would dare respond to a set of criteria like this? Just wondering.