Great leadership is not just about having a title or a certain level of expertise in a particular field. It’s about having the courage and conviction to lead others and to inspire them to be their best selves.
Fearless leadership means taking risks, making tough decisions, and standing up for what you believe in. It also means being vulnerable and open to learning and growth.
Here are seven fearless skills that are essential for great leadership:
Courage: Great leaders have the courage to take risks and make tough decisions, even when faced with uncertainty or adversity. This trait allows them to prioritize something else above fear.
Conviction: Great leaders stand firm in their beliefs and values, and they inspire others to do the same. Their conviction allows them to stand strong in their convictions.
Vulnerability: Great leaders are willing to be vulnerable and open to learning and growth. They recognize that they don’t have all the answers, and they seek out new perspectives and viewpoints. This vulnerability enables them to inspire others to share their points of view without much hesitation.
Empathy: Great leaders have the ability to put themselves in others’ shoes and to understand and connect with their emotions and experiences. This empathy not only allows them to understand others, but also helps them to confront and connect with them on a deeper level.
Authenticity: Great leaders are genuine and transparent, and they inspire others to be the same. Their authenticity is demonstrated through their daily practice of letting go of who they think they should be and embracing who they really are.
Adaptability: Great leaders are able to adapt to new situations and challenges, and they encourage their team to do the same. They understand that change is the only constant.
Creativity: Great leaders encourage creativity and innovation, and they embrace new ideas and approaches to problem-solving. Their creativity allows them to see things that others have not and think in new ways.
In order to be a great leader, it’s important to cultivate these fearless skills and use them to inspire and guide others towards success.
Lead From Within: The greatest leaders are those who are willing to confront their fears, which enables them to achieve great things.
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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.