Find Your Leadership Style and Own It

There’s been a lot of talk over the past ten years that leaders have to have a certain style in order to be successful. Actually, that kind of talk has always occurred, but different eras have different styles that are said to be the best way.

Don’t buy it.

Successful leaders use a wide variety of approaches to influence how people think. Some ask questions, some make bold statements, some are rough and tumble, some are planners and organizers.

Find your style that works best for you and then stick with it. Refine it over time and be better at it, but don’t try to be someone you’re not. That is one of the greatest mistakes of leadership, and it’s the one that will cause you to lose credibility the fastest.

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