Saturday, May 12, 2007

Leadership - How To Maximize Your Potential As A Leader

Being a leader is never easy but if you are constantly learning and improving your skills as an individual and a leader you will have great success. Some say that great leaders are born. I'm not sure if that is true or not. What I do know is that great leaders do what is necessary to maximize their potential. Here are a few ways to help you maximize your potential as a leader as well.

1. Learn from everyone.

I have seen people that have achieved great levels of success as a leader but somewhere in their journey they stopped allowing themselves to learn from anyone. If you want to maximize your leadership skills never become so important that you can't learn something from the weakest person. Remember, just because you want to be a great leader doesn't mean that you are better than anyone, it just means you have more responsibility in serving others.

2. Learn from mentors.

This is one of the most important things that you can do. If you don't have a mentor you need to go find one as soon as possible. Mentors can help you achieve things in your life much faster. They can also give you the wisdom and foresight on things that you don't have a clue how to handle. All great leaders have had mentors in their life.

3. Empower others.

Great leaders know how to find untapped potential in people and then empower them to do things that will draw that potential out of them. Don't be intimidated if you find that someone on your team has more talent then you. Your goal as a leader is to empower the people to do their best for the betterment of the cause.

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