You’ve probably had a bunch of bosses in your life, and I’m sure you know how different they’ve all been. While there are certain characteristics that good leaders share, there are definitely some myths when it comes to leadership. Here are three leadership myths that can confuse young leaders…
You have to be a born leader: Some people show leadership skills from an early age, but the vast majority are taught how to lead. Parents and coaches turn some kids into leaders before they ever have their first job. With a little hard work and dedication, anyone can become a great leader.
You have to lead from above: The most effective leaders are the one who coach more than they manage. When you’re hands-on with training your staff, you’re not only teaching them, but you’re forming a bond as their leader.
You have to know everything: A good leader should be aware of what they don’t know. The best leaders don’t just train their staff but learn from them as well. It’s important for a leader to never stop learning.