Traits for Success

August 25, 2021

Jamie Dimon is Chairman, President and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the U.S., with more than 250,000 employees and $3.2 trillion in assets. In a recent interview with LinkedIn, Dimon identified the key traits that the most successful leaders have. Dimon listed humility, openness, fairness, and being authentic as being the traits successful leaders maintain. 

Dimon went on to say that being the smartest person in the room or the hardest working person in the room were not traits linked to being a successful leader. Real leadership, according to Dimon, is having respect for people, not charisma or brainpower.

Possessing the traits Dimon accords to successful leaders increases productivity. Dimon expanded on the subject by saying if one is selfish and tries to take the credit for all success, others are not going to want to work with such a person, which negatively impacts efficiency. 

Dimon closed by saying, to achieve success, “treat people the way you want to be treated… have respect for people”. At Standard, commitment to our Core Values is the foundation that establishes our collective thought process—to treat one another, and those outside the organization, with respect and dignity.

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