Leadership abilities are not solely determined by an individual’s personal characteristics or qualities. In fact, there are many surprising factors that can affect a person’s leadership abilities.
Here are five of them:
Physical Health: Your physical health can affect your leadership in a number of ways. Poor physical health can lead to decreased energy and focus, which can make it harder to lead and make good decisions. On the other hand, good physical health can increase your energy and ability to handle stress, making you a more effective leader.
Personal Brand: Your personal brand is the reputation you have within your industry and within your organization. A strong personal brand can help you gain the respect and trust of your team and make it easier for you to lead.
Acknowledgment of mistakes: As a leader, it is important and surprisingly effective to admit when you have made a mistake or are wrong. This shows that you are willing to take responsibility for your actions and are open to learning and growing. Admitting mistakes can also help to create a more open and supportive culture within your team, and can foster greater trust and respect between you and your team members.
Flexibility and adaptability: The ability to adapt to change is essential for leaders. Those who are able to adapt to new situations and challenges are better equipped to lead their team through change and navigate an ever-changing business landscape.
Personal Network: Having a strong network of connections can be a major asset for leaders. Your network can provide valuable resources, advice, and support as you navigate the challenges of leadership.
These five surprising factors can have a big impact on a leader’s effectiveness. Becoming aware of them and working to develop them can help any leader become more successful.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.