Identifying Your Own Leadership Strengths


Leadership is needed to help people achieve people what they are capable of, to establish a vision for the future, to encourage, to coach and to mentor, and to establish and maintain successful relationships. – Carnegie, D: 16

Good communication, interpersonal skills, the ability to coach, model, and build teams – all of that requires more and better leaders. – Carnegie, D: 16

The idea isn’t just to identify the most successful leader you can find and then slavishly model yourself after him or her. That strategy is doomed from the start. You are unlikely ever to rise above a poor imitation of the person you are pretending to be. The leadership techniques that will work best for you are the ones you nurture inside. Carnegie, D: 20

Don’t try to imitate others…. Never stop being yourself.

Askyourself the question in a straightforward way: What personal qualities do I possess that can be turned into the qualities of leadership? Carnegie, D: 21

Well-focused, self-confident leadership like that is what turns a vision into reality. Carnigie, D: 23.


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