Contributed article in our leadership series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
If being a great leader in the workplace was easy, everyone would be doing it. The good news is that there’s always an opportunity to improve your abilities and overcome your fears so you can develop into a successful boss and mentor.
What you can’t do is give up on yourself or stop trying to advance in this area if it’s a goal you want to accomplish. There are a few areas you’ll want to put most of your energy into so you can become the leader you always knew you could be. Enjoy the challenge and watching yourself grow and learn over the years.
Great leaders know when to talk, when to listen, and when to understand the importance of lending an open ear, even to their subordinates. You not only need to be able to give out and communicate directions clearly, but you have to be attentive to and comprehend what others are trying to tell you.Continue reading