We all want to succeed and reach our goals as professionals, but how do we get there? Speaking about your leadership characteristics and personal branding will help you stand out from the crowd and boost your chances of success.
One common misconception is that in order to be a leader, you must be in charge of projects or people. This, however, is not the case. Leadership abilities can be cultivated regardless of your position or occupation. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out in your career or an experienced professional. What's important is developing self-awareness, leadership skills, and a strong personal brand. These qualities can help you achieve your goals and succeed in any endeavor.
"The Ability to Go Above and Beyond (Expend More Effort Than the Minimum)" was how our founder started her career. This assisted her in learning how to execute projects using processes and tools. As she gained experience, she saw the benefits of the leadership attribute of "Delegation (Being a Mentor)" and began to focus on developing the talents of her team. This resulted in her team becoming more self-sufficient and gaining recognition for their work.
It's important to realize that there are different ways to be called a leader, and no one way is better. Your own leadership style and competencies reflect your values. Some of the qualities of a leader that you could pick out for yourself are critical thinking, innovation, cultural intelligence, negotiation, decision-making, organization, emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management, and building a team. (More examples in Lesson 8: Leadership Styles)
Creating a strong personal brand is another important aspect of success. Your personal brand is the unique value you bring to others through your purpose, skills, knowledge, and experience. It's not just about what you do, but also about how you do it, for whom you do it, and why. Defining your personal brand can help you tell other people about your skills and what you can do for them in a better way.
Investing in yourself and taking the time to articulate your skills is crucial for success in any endeavor.
What Leadership Styles / Attributes do you use to express yourself?
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