Being a great leader takes work

We all know someone who was “born to lead.” That might even describe you. This is true to some degree, leadership does take certain skills – some of which are innate. No matter the characteristics that come naturally, there is no way of getting around the fact that great leaders are not born, they are developed.

I often share tips to help leaders do their job better – from being a better communicator to creating a positive culture to motivating employees. These provide great opportunities to reflect on your current leadership approach and identify areas to work on. But in addition to knowing the skills of being a great leader, you must be aware of the time and effort it takes to get there.

In a recent post, leadership guru Wally Bock breaks down three paths of progress:

  1. Punctuated Equilibrium: Comparing personal development to evolution, Bock says the way you become great is through a series of small changes that are accentuated by “a sudden burst of change.”


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