As an executive leadership coach, I work with leaders all the time and discussions about skills and qualities are a frequent conversation. In my experience, there are many traits and qualities that are important to leadership, but one stands out above the rest: the ability to lead from within.
When you lead from within, you are guided and inspired by your inner compass, which helps you to stand out from the rest and move forward with purpose and conviction.
Leading from within allows you to lead in the following ways:
Lead with character: As a leader, your character is a reflection of your values and beliefs. By leading with character, you demonstrate to your team the importance of honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.
Lead with heart: Leading with heart means bringing passion and enthusiasm to your leadership. It requires you to connect with your team on a deeper level and to inspire them with your vision and purpose.
Lead with an open mind: Leading with an open mind means being open to new ideas and perspectives, and being willing to listen to and consider the thoughts and opinions of your team.
Lead with humility: Leading with humility means being humble and modest, and recognizing the contributions and strengths of your team members. It also means being willing to admit when you are wrong or have made a mistake.
By incorporating these principles into your leadership style, you can become a more authentic and effective leader and inspire your team to achieve great things. You will also become a leader you can be proud of.
Lead From Within: Leading from within requires the courage to be authentic and the drive to make a difference, not only for oneself, but for others as well.
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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.