If you’ve had more than one job in your life, you’re probably aware that every leader is different. While there are certain characteristics that good leaders share, there are definitely some myths when it comes to leadership. Here are three leadership “facts” that aren’t exactly true…
Leaders lead from the top: Some might picture a leader as a chess player moving his pawns around, but the truth is, the most effective leaders are the one who coach their pawns to move themselves around. When you mentor your employees and turn them into the future leaders of tomorrow, you’re able to see the leadership in your credit union become a more cooperative process.
Leaders know everything: If there’s one thing a leader should know well, it’s what they don’t know well. The best leaders not only teach their staff but learn from them as well. It’s important that a leader has vision and a plan, but the learning never stops.
Leaders are born that way: Sure, some kids show leadership skills from an early age, but the vast majority are taught to lead. Parents, coaches, and bosses turn those kids into the leaders they are today. Through hard work and dedication, anyone with the drive can become the leader they want to be.