Category Archives: leadership

What Is Leadership? – Leadership Skills Training | MindTools.com

What Is Leadership?

What Is Leadership?

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right. – Professor Warren G. Bennis

The word “leadership” can bring to mind a variety of images. For example: A political leader, pursuing a passionate, personal cause. An explorer, cutting a path through the jungle for the rest of his group to follow. An executive, developing her company’s strategy to beat the competition. Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring. Yet, while leaders set the direction, they must also use management skills to guide their people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.

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How to Be a Great Leader: The 3 Keys to Managing Yourself | AllBusiness.com

How to Be a Great Leader: The 3 Keys to Managing Yourself

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When we talk about leadership development, we often focus on the skills and qualities that have to do with leading others. But this ignores a major aspect of being a great leader: Being able to lead yourself. In fact, out of the 28 leadership competencies that are essential to leadership success, seven are related to being a self-leader. Most leaders, however, ignore these skills, making them less balanced and effective.

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