Are you a leader?

Are you a leader?

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As I have interviewed leaders in different professions, I have been surprised by how many of them do not think of themselves as leaders.

This happens because the majority of people do not understand leadership.  They have grown up believing there is only one type of leader. 

We see it in movies and we see it in politics.  Movies portray leaders as egocentric or gregarious individuals that are willing to risk their lives to save the world.  Politicians are bold and outspoken.  They are back slappers and love to debate.

Take time to read a few leadership books or study the personalities of a larger group, you will find that leaders come in a variety of personalities.  The book “Good to Great” identifies humility as the most common trait among the leaders of the worlds most successful companies.

The fact of the matter is that different situations require different leadership styles.  An organization in crisis requires a different kind of leader than one that is growing rapidly.  The leader of a country at war needs to be different than the leader of a country expanding their economy in times of peace.

The book “The 8 Dimensions of Leadership” describes 8 different leadership styles and the strengths of each.

If you do not know your leadership style, there is a free and very enlightening assessment available that can help you get a handle on your strengths as a leader.  There are a multitude of books available and reasonably priced leadership profiles that help you understand the skills you need to polish to take your skills to the next level.

Get started on your journey to leadership:

  1. Take a FREE leadership assessment by sending an email to info@truleadership.com with the word “Leadership” in the subject line.
  2. Read about Leadership Success:  “A Garage Full of Ferraris
  3. Discover your strengths, weaknesses and obtain a plan to close the gap by taking the “Work of Leaders” profile.  Contact me at kjohnston@truleadership.com

Do You Have Leadership Potential?

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Given the number of different leadership styles, it is no wonder that most people are confused by what it takes to be a leader.

Do you aspire to take on leadership responsibilities?  Do you worry because you are not like the other leaders in your company?  Isn’t it about time you invested a little time to understand the gap between where you are and where you want to be?

Although many people aspire to be leaders, a majority of people fear leadership.

Fear comes from observing high-profile leaders and thinking you have to change to be a leader.

The fact is, leaders come in all styles and personalities.

Would it surprise you to discover that you can receive a professional assessment of your leadership style by sending an email?

You can buy a book highlighting the characteristics of successful leaders (with backgrounds like yours) for less than $25. 

You can receive an in-depth leadership assessment with an action plan, for less than $125.

 Given the right set of circumstances, almost anybody can be a leader, regardless of their personality.

There is a myth that leaders are born not made.  Because this myth is so widely believed, leadership is rarely taught in schools.  Most people do not understand leadership. They learn about leadership by observing people in leadership positions.  Which is dangerous given that people in leadership positions are not always good leaders.

Get started on your journey to leadership:

  1. Take a FREE leadership assessment by sending an email to info@truleadership.com with the word “Leadership” in the subject line.
  2. Read about Leadership Success:  “A Garage Full of Ferraris
  3. Discover your strengths, weaknesses and obtain a plan to close the gap by taking the “Work of Leaders” profile.  Contact me at kjohnston@truleadership.com