Recently I found this article on how to improve your leadership skills from Inc.This Morning. It wisely stated that leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you‘ve arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You’ll always find another peak to climb.
Here are some lessons about great leadership.
1. Remember that humility trumps arrogance.
The best leaders demonstrate humility. While not exactly a power word, research continues to define and validate humility’s leadership effect others.
2. Go out of your way to soak up the wisdom of others.
Someone once said, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” Leaders with a growth mindset rotate from one room to another to absorb new knowledge by young and old alike.
3. Practice patience. Then practice it some more.
A leader who practices patience and is slow to anger receives less attention and acclaim than a charismatic leader with a commanding presence but a short fuse. Yet the former has the clear edge.
4. Always choose integrity – over and over and over.
Integrity is a choice we must keep making over and over again. When you walk the talk, the benefits are tremendous:
– You don’t question yourself.
– You command respect.
– You know truth.
– Your confidence shines for others.
– You have influence – people listen to you words because they trust your character.