Leadership is a trait that many people strive to possess, but it doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
Some people are naturally charismatic and confident, while others may struggle to assert themselves in a leadership role.
But being a leader doesn’t always come down to natural talents, it is something that can be developed and nurtured.
Here are some ways to be a leader when it doesn’t come naturally:
Core Values Will Define You: The most important aspect of leadership is having a clear sense of who you are and what you stand for. This is where your core values come into play. They will define your leadership style and guide your decision-making. Take time to reflect on your core values and use them as a compass to guide your leadership journey.
Character Will Lead You: In addition to core values, your character will play a critical role in your leadership journey. Your character is defined by your integrity, ethics, and moral principles. By leading with character, you will earn the trust and respect of your followers.
Humility Will Make You Stand Out: Humility is an often-overlooked trait in leadership, but it can make a big difference. Being humble means being open to feedback and being willing to admit when you’re wrong. It also means being willing to give credit where credit is due. Humility is a trait that will have you stand out as a leader.
Courage Will Make You Bold: Leadership requires courage. It takes courage to take risks, make difficult decisions, and stand up for what you believe in. By being bold and courageous, you will inspire others to follow your lead.
Caring Will Get You Appreciated: Lastly, being a leader means being someone that cares about the people that you lead. Caring means being empathetic, supportive and looking out for the best interests of your team. By showing that you care, you will gain the appreciation and loyalty of your followers.
In conclusion, being a leader when it doesn’t come naturally takes effort, self-awareness, and commitment. Remember that leadership is not about being perfect, it’s about being authentic and doing your best to lead with integrity and compassion.
Lead From Within: When it comes to leadership believe in yourself, and the rest will naturally follow.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
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.