The Importance Of Personal Leadership

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1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement. Make an honest evaluation of yourself to determine your strong and weak personal qualities. You will have to seek the honest opinions of your friends or superiors to show you how to improve your leadership ability. Learn by studying the causes of success or failure of other leaders. Develop a genuine interest in people and have specific goals and definite plans to grow. Have a systematic personal reading program that emphasizes not only professional subjects but also includes topics to help you understand people, both as individuals and as they function within groups. Members of my team made an honest evaluation of themselves to determine strong and weak personal qualities. We dedicated ourselves to overcoming the weak traits and further strengthened those areas in which we were strong. We sought the honest opinions of our friends or superiors to show us how to improve and studied the causes for the success or failure in other leaders, like Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs, and Napoleon Bonaparte. We developed a genuine interest in people and acquired an understanding of human nature. We mastered the art of effective writing and speaking. We had definite goals and definite plans to attain our goals. 2. Be technically and administratively proficient. Before you can lead, you must be able to do the job. The first principle is to know your job. As a leader, you must demonstrate your ability to accomplish the mission; to do this, you
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