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Traits of Top Leaders

Traits of Top Leaders

What makes a public power manager a standout leader? We asked our awards committee members for the common qualities they see across winning nominations for APPA’s Individual Leadership awards.

-    Presents new ideas
-    Exhibits pride in their organization, employees, and community
-    Supports their employees
-    Focuses on quality over quantity
-    Has and expresses a clear vision for the organization
-    Models the culture they want to see

But also… one leadership style does not fit all – public power leaders are as varied as public power utilities.

Know a leader who fits these traits? Learn more about our national awards.