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My son and I were fishing a few months ago and talking about influential people in our lives. He talked about his Paw-Paw and one of his coaches. It was an interesting conversation about how he is observing leaders in his life. He already understands the attributes of a great leader that he wants to follow and that he wants to become.

So I asked him, “What makes a man a great leader?” I think he wanted some brownie points because he said, “Leaders just need to be like you, Dad.” I laughed—I’m far from a perfect leader. But I do strive to lead all areas of my life well. As dads, there is no way for us to avoid the fact that we are leaders. But we can choose what kind of leaders we want to be for our kids. Here are 5 attributes of a great leader, which are attributes all dads should work toward.

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