One of the qualities of being a leader is something we often like and find difficult to deal with at the same time. Leaders are direct. They have a sense of direction, they move in that direction, and they often direct others in the way to achieve the results of that direction. Directives is modified by another leadership quality, which is empathy, but that is another topic. Being direct with yourself and others does not have to be negative.
I have found that the best leaders learn the art of being direct without necessarily being confrontational or disagreeable. In fact it is pleasant to see someone who can cast a vision, speak their mind, and motivate me to get moving. When we work on the qualities within ourselves spiritually, it is important to note that it is not dependent upon being an introvert or extrovert.
It may be a quality that develops with confidence and seasoning. It is not cockiness and it is not rude. Directness is a passion and love for the vision you have that translates into action. It’s described well in 1Corinthians 13:
“It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”