To be a great leader takes practice. Yes, there are some people that are born gifted leaders but we can all learn to be effective leaders. A challenge that people in non-management positions commonly face is how to get that experience while not in a management role at work or while owning a one person business. The good news is that there are several ways and everyone should be able to take advantage of at least one of these suggestions.
We tend to gravitate towards people who are effective leaders. The motivate us, inspire us and bring out the best in us. We elect them to office, watch them climb the ranks in the corporate world and buy their products or services.
So how does one become a great leader? Who are some great leaders? What are the qualities of a great leader? We’ll discuss these (and more) questions on Mondays during the month of February.
I’ve always like the music in the song “Alive” by P.O.D. (which stands for Payable on Death) but when I listened to the words, I liked it even more. The first two lines of the song are “Every day is a new day, I’m thankful for every breath I take.” Here’s a video that shows the lyrics: