If you asked 10 leaders what makes them a leader, you’ll no doubt receive 10 different answers. It’s not an exact science and no two paths to leadership look exactly alike. However, no matter whose advice you follow to reach the top, there are a few common myths about leadership many people have to learn the hard way.
Myth: Only the boss can lead.
While final decisions on projects, strategies, and tactics often come down from someone in a decision-making position, there are plenty of opportunities for employees at every level of the hierarchy to lead. Whether it’s setting an example through consistent hard work and dedication or stepping up to the plate when the team needs them the most, your employees likely reveal their leadership potential every day. As their leader, it’s important to recognize those qualities and offer encouragement and mentorship to help them develop the skills and expertise to keep their careers moving forward – and upward. Read More→