Leadership can be a daunting role. As the saying goes, it’s lonely at the top. At the same time, it can be incredibly rewarding - especially when you have a great team around you like I do.
Stepping into your first leadership role, you’ll no doubt be aware that there are many definitions of what it means to be a leader. In truth, there’s no definitive idea of leadership, because we all bring unique qualities to the role as well as share some common traits. From Alexander the Great to Malala Yousafzai, leaders come in all shapes and sizes, ideals, values and perspectives.
What most of us share is the desire to make a meaningful difference in some way. Whether in the office or wider society, the role of a leader is one that has enormous potential to affect people’s lives. It’s a position that should be taken seriously, but also one that shows a human side that connects with and relates to others. Leadership might be a serious business, but we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously.
Here, I’d like to share a few insights that will help young professionals ease into the role of leader:
1. GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO GROW
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