7 Habits Of Natural Leaders
Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the “secret” to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazines and websites pruning leadership lessons from CEOs and corporate movers and shakers.
But leadership isn’t just about sitting at the top of the corporate ladder and running the show — it’s a way of engaging with your social network, community, colleagues and employees to share a vision and unite people in pursuit of a common goal. Good leadership brings out the best individual qualities of everyone participating. So what does it actually mean to be a good leader? There are many different ways of leading, but great leaders have a few important habits that anyone can cultivate in themselves. Here are seven habits of natural-born leaders.
They dare to fail. “The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing,” Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter wrote in Harvard Business Reviewlast year. Resilience — the ability to effectively cope with losing, failing, and not getting what you want — is an important quality for anyone to cultivate in order to achieve success and well-being, but for leaders, it’s essential. To lead well is to risk failure, and resilience helps leaders to bounce back from the inevitable hardships and setbacks that risk necessitates. Read more