In all walks of life, it’s the leaders who create the real change.
They’re the ones who see something they want done and stand up to make it happen. They inspire others to stand up for what they believe in when they otherwise wouldn’t be confident enough to on their own, they see the best in others and help them realize their potential, and they create progress where there is none.
Leadership is an ability which many think you’re born with, however, each and every one of the key traits and skills of a leader can be developed by anyone who’s interested in inspiring people to take action for a cause.
The purpose of this master guide is to help you do just that: realize your leadership potential.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
– John C. Maxwell
Below are ten of our best resources for realizing your leadership potential.
Each is unique, offering tips or comments on a different dimension or aspect of leadership. Whether you’re a seasoned leader, an aspiring leader, or simply someone thrust into a leadership position who needs to know more about how to move people to action, there’s something here for you.
If you’re an aspiring leader, it’s important to know what’s involved with being in a leadership position. One of the most important things to know? You need to be willing to take the heat if you want to be a leader.
Read this to find out why that’s important and what it really means to be a leader.
If you’re an aspiring or even seasoned leader, it’s important to know that there are essentially two overarching paths you can go down: the path of love or fear. And it’s important to understand the difference between the two so you can be a truly impactful leader as opposed to, well…something else I won’t mention.
3. Common Misconceptions About Leadership (and Why They Can Keep You from Your Leadership Potential)
There are a few big misconceptions about leadership, from leaders being managers to them being born instead of made. Learn what these major misconceptions are and why they couldn’t be more false (and what that has to do with you).
Are you a seasoned leader? Looking for tips to improve your leadership ability? You’ve come to the right place. Read this if you’ve been working on your leadership game for some time and want to take it to the next level.
You might at first think that introversion and leadership are on opposite sides of the spectrum, but there’s a lot that an introvert can offer which is unique to their particular skill set. If you’re an introvert, check this out to learn how to make the most of your unique gifts as a leader.
Read here: An Introvert’s Journey to Leadership
Are you an aspiring leader who wants to know what some of the most important fundamental leadership skills and qualities are? Read this to gain a firmer understanding of the underlying principles that make a leader great.
Read here: Leadership Skills Everyone Needs To Have
7. The Truth About Alphas: Why the Alpha Never Existed and What It Means for the Way We Live and Work
Decades ago, a simple theory by animal researcher Rudolph Schenkel went on to change the world forever. The alpha theory has made us think that the most effective way to live and operate is by fighting to get to the top and using fear and force to lead– but what if we’re wrong?
There are different ways to look at leadership. In some ways, it requires being directly in charge of a group. In others, it’s simply the act of stepping out on your own and expressing an opinion even when others might disagree with you.
You might not be the conventional idea of a leader, but that doesn’t mean you’re not one. Find out why.
If you’re a leader in the 21st century, that likely means you’re either the owner or a high-ranking official in a company of some kind. And, even if you’re not, anywhere there are groups of people there’s a certain culture which develops.
The problem is, this culture is hard to control and it doesn’t always develop into what we first had imagined. If you think you might have a toxic culture problem, read this.
Read here: 3 Steps to Cleanse a Toxic Work Culture
To round out our list of resources, I bring you some of the best quick-tips for becoming a better leader. If you’re a fresh or seasoned leader, there’s always more you can do to up your game– see what new tip you can pick up with this collection.
Read here: Quick Tips on How to Become a Better Leader
Leadership is a position of power and responsibility. It’s a big job, but it’s leaders, first and foremost, who create the spark that causes real change in the world.
There’s a lot to becoming a great leader, but with this collection of resources, you’ll be one step closer to inspiring others and moving them into action to create a better future.