Wouldn’t you agree that knowing how to lead yourself first is an important leadership quality? I believe that to be a leader others will want to follow and emulate, it is important you commit to enhancing your own leadership skills.
The key to being the charismatic leader that others will follow, is believing in your leadership abilities with enough conviction that you can give yourself permission to lead with self-assuredness and self-confidence.
When we think of leaders, we think of a political figure speaking in front of thousands of cheering fans. In everyday life, the role of women leaders are often more subtle and many times go unnoticed.
What makes a leader others will want to follow? There have been many books written about leadership but here is what I believe: Women are natural leaders. We just have to give ourselves permission to lead. To be a leader others will want to follow, you must be able to lead yourself first.
A true leader makes a commitment to her own leadership by:
1. Committing to their own success. Be the leader that others will want to follow by showing the way – by being the example and the role model – by being the leader others will want to become.
2. Committing to excellence, not perfection. Being “perfect” is a hard leadership style to follow.
3. Committing to ongoing knowledge. A great leader keeps learning and growing both personally and professionally. A huge part of leadership is about ongoing personal and professional development.
You can learn leadership skills if you are willing to lead yourself first – to be the example of the leader that others want to emulate.
Ask yourself this: Who are the leaders that I’ve either worked with or read about that I’ve admired. What were the traits they exhibited that I feel are important to me personally and to my business success? Take a few minutes and make a list of what you believe are the important leadership traits that successful leaders possess.
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