Many emerging or seasoned leader out there will tell you one thing — learning to lead will always take center stage in your journey in upper management.
But where does this learning take place? Far too often, people equate leadership development with extensive training programs, certifications, masters degrees, seminars, conferences.
While all of these opportunities offer expansive knowledge to those willing to grow, it’s also possible to refine your leadership ability everyday, in your own office.
Some of the best resources on your path to effective leadership may work right beside you! Whether they’re your supervisor or your direct subordinates, learning to listen and mirror the positive behavior around you can be the simplest and best way to slowly change your style over time.
Overtime, these resources will turn into powerful allies. The strengths they possess will become yours. Your strengths will rub off on them. By keeping a sharp eye on the positive growth and behaviors in your office, you’ll soon emulate the exact type of leader you wish to be.
Ready for more?
While great leadership skills can be sharpened within the walls of your office, it’s always helpful to read the advice of others, who may work miles and miles away from you. Take a look at the following posts below related to leadership and positive growth. Many of the posts center on empowerment for professional females, a topic I continue to be passionate working and writing on.
Women face a lot of pressure and obstacles in the rise to becoming an executive. Although it can be difficult to be a woman in charge, here are a few tips to help you succeed.
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Even with Title VII in effect for over 50 years, we still see remnants from the days of discrimination in the workplace. Issues such as the wage gap, the “glass ceiling,” and pregnancies are still factors that work to discriminate against women in the workplace.