Leadership qualities never go out of style. Whether you’re an entry-level employee, CEO, or somewhere in between, this President’s Day-inspired roundup will help you step up your leadership game.
Why: “Leadership is often confused with authority, but a leader can be anyone at the company — even an entry-level employee,” writes David Hassell as he shows you how to develop leadership qualities “in yourself and look for them in others.”
Why: “You might have the authority to tell people what to do, but if you’re an ineffective leader, you won’t be able to guide and motivate your staff to accomplish their goals,” says Nicole Fallon Taylor as she explains why “there’s more to leadership than having a high-ranking title and being in charge of a team.”
Why: “Today’s top leaders didn’t rise to their positions by happy accident. These leaders learned and successfully applied the leadership lifestyle,” writes Lei Han as she explains how “with a little hard work, you can also achieve these same admirable leadership qualities.”
Why: “Remember, your leadership is needed, you don’t have to be perfect to be a leader, you just have to be passionate and authentic,” says Dr. Bernice Ledbetter.
Why: “But thought leadership takes this concept to a higher level by anticipating change, and offering a carefully-considered viewpoint that gives rise to further consideration, discussion, and action by others,” writes Kirk Hazlett in this goodie from the WUL vault.
Why: “It’s not pedigree. It’s not where you went to school. Thought Leadership means you provide the best and deepest answers, to your customers’ biggest questions, in the formats your audience likes to consume,” says Michael Brenner as he explores why thought leadership “is a key component of content marketing.”
Why: “If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will believe in you either. Thought leaders exude certainty that their ideas are useful and worthy of consideration,” says Geoffrey James.
What qualities have you seen in outstanding leaders? Please share in the comments below… and here’s to strong leadership!