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Who Am I As A Leader?

What is a Leader?

“Leadership is the accomplishment of a goal through the direction of human assistants. The man who successfully marshals his human collaborators to achieve particular ends is a leader. A great leader is one who can do so day after day, and year after year, in a wide variety of circumstances.”  W.C.H. Prentice (1961)

A leader is a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal.

Definitions of “leader” have evolved somewhat over time but retain some core elements. Whether one has an official leadership role or not, effective leaders are able to envision a change, motivate and inspire others to work toward that vision, and successfully align their efforts and resources to accomplish it.

Who you are as a leader will depend on your own unique personality traits, attributes, experiences, skills and expertise and the contexts in which you lead. Developing your leadership ability is a lifelong learning journey.

The first part of that journey begins by becoming familiar with leadership and leadership styles.  We encourage you to reflect on your leadership experience, explore leadership self-assessments and seek feedback from those who know and work with you to learn about your strengths and areas for improvement as a leader.  We also encourage you to explore the “Know Yourself, Lead Yourself” leadership destination for a deeper dive into self-awareness and other aspects of emotional intelligence.

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7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

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The Lencioni Model

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The Hackman Model

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The T7 Model of Team Effectiveness

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The LaFasto and Larson Model

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