A simple definition of leadership is the ability and willingness to take ownership combined with an intrinsic drive to do what is best. However, for leadership to be effective, it must be built on a solid foundation consisting of a clear mission, a vision for the future, and a specific strategy conducive to success.
It is important to recognize that leadership skills, like any other type of skill, can be learned and improved. The knowledge-based components of a skill, such as finance or accounting, can be acquired readily in class, online, or with self-directed learning. More challenging, however, is the development of the personal attributes that are necessary for effective leadership.
Assuming a position of power can make you a boss but not necessarily an effective leader. So what are the most important leadership skills and how do they benefit you?
That's what executive coach Jacob Engel spoke with us Wednesday night.
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