How to Lead When You Don’t Feel Like a Leader

Leadership is not always about feeling confident and in control. Even the most seasoned leaders can experience moments of self-doubt and insecurity. However, it is during these times that effective leadership is needed the most.

Here are some strategies for leading when you don’t feel like a leader and how to tap into your own inner strength and resilience:

Leadership is not about perfection. It is about continuously learning and growing. Embrace your imperfections and use them as opportunities for growth.

Seek guidance from others. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and can offer guidance and encouragement.

Focus on your strengths:  Remember that everyone has something unique to offer, and you have the skills and abilities to contribute in your own way.

Practice self-care:  Being a leader can be demanding and overwhelming, so it is important to take care of yourself in order to be able to effectively lead others.

Keep perspective: Remember that leadership is about making a positive impact and serving others, not about ego or personal gain.

Stay grounded:  Stay grounded by staying connected to your own values and priorities. This can help you to stay authentic and true to yourself, even when facing challenges or difficult decisions.

Leading when you don’t feel like a leader can be challenging, but it is possible to tap into your inner strength and resilience. It is through facing these challenges and difficult times that we grow and develop as leaders.

Lead From Within: Remember that leadership is a journey, and it is through the challenges and difficult times that we grow and develop as leaders.


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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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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

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,, 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.

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