Conscientiouseness, one of the leadership traits, reflects the degree to which a person is dependable, responsible, perseveres, and is achievement oriented. In addition, conscientiousness shows itself in concern for following established rules.
Leaders who show a high degree of conscientiousness in their leadership traits tend to:
These positive contributions are valuable in any organization. These leaders can often see more efficient work processes and structures that will support increased effectiveness in the workplace.
The sense of control felt by teams reporting to a conscientious leader often flows from the leader's ability to be steadfast and to implement structure in the environment. In addition, teams will observe that the leader works as hard, if not harder and longer, to accomplish the task.
Conscientious leaders contribute in numerous ways. One way is taking seriously all the expected roles of a leaders and modeling those roles. The conscientious leader works hard to achieve everything required by the organization and almost never drops the ball.
The conscientious leader behaves ethically and expects others to do so as well. There is no compromise on ethical, legal and safety standards. Holding the team and the organization accountable for maintaining high standards in these areas is one strong contribution.