Becoming a Great Leader Starts with Being Yourself

Part of the Leadership For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Being a great leader starts with leading yourself, so take a moment to get to know yourself better, and continually work on developing yourself. Follow these tips:

  • Clarify the values that are important to you.

  • Question yourself about whether you’re always authentic by acting in accord with your values.

  • Identify your leadership strengths and assess how well you’re using them.

  • Seek feedback from work colleagues about how you and your behaviour affects or impacts on them.

  • Prioritise your leadership development needs and plan how to address them.

  • Enhance your self-confidence by occasionally stepping outside of your comfort zone.

  • Be your best critical friend by reflecting on and learning from your experiences.

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